According to reports, Newcastle could be handed the chance to re-sign former academy product Adam Armstrong for just under £5million this summer.
This comes from the Daily Mail, who claim that Norwich and Southampton are currently leading the pack for the 24-year-old – despite interest from ourselves and West Ham.
With Armstrong nearing the final 12 months of his contract, they report that Blackburn will cash in on their prized asset this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing – stating that an asking price of just £8million has been placed on his head as a result.
Considering we included a huge 40% sell-on clause into the deal that saw him join Blackburn back in 2018, this means we could bring him home for a net fee of £4.8million – providing The Mail’s surprise new figures are correct.
The Blackburn hitman was electric last season – bagging 29 goals in 40 games – with his impressive displays attracting a host of top flight clubs and seeing him crowned the Championship’s PFA Player of the Year.
With Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll ageing and struggling to cope at top flight level, a move for Armstrong would make sense – especially considering how little backup we have for an injury-prone Callum Wilson.
A Geordie boy who has earned his stripes in the Championship, it’s only a matter of time before he gets a proper chance in the Premier League.
With our transfer kitty is rumoured to be tight this summer, we could do far worse than stumping up £5million for a lad who is only going to get better!