Sky Sports: NUFC set for £6m as Premier League club agree fee to sign Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong is edging closer to a return to the Premier League, with Sky Sports confirming this morning that Southampton have agreed a fee to sign the former Newcastle United striker.

Speaking live on Sky Sports News this morning, Keith Downie has revealed that the fee looks set to be ‘around £15-£17m’ – and we stand to benefit significantly.

As many will know, we inserted a 40% sell-on clause into the Academy product’s contract when he sealed a £1.8m move to Ewood Park back in 2018.

With that in mind, Newcastle United look set to receive £6m based on the £15m fee Southampton have agreed this morning – although the windfall would be closer to £7m should the final fee be closer to £17m.

Armstrong bagged a superb 29 goals and five assists at Blackburn last season, ending up the Championships seconds top scorer behind only Ivan Toney – another ex-Mag who will be in the Premier League this year with Brentford.

Some believe we should’ve made use of the clause and re-signed the 24-year-old on a cut-price deal – he would’ve cost us £9m based on a £15m fee – however it seems he’ll be guaranteed games at Southampton in replacing the recently departed Danny Ings.

Let’s hope the £6m plus is added to Bruce’s transfer budget if and when this one goes through!

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2 thoughts on “Sky Sports: NUFC set for £6m as Premier League club agree fee to sign Adam Armstrong

  1. “Some believe we should’ve made use of the clause and re-signed the 24-year-old on a cut-price deal…”

    Would that same some have preferred Armstrong or Willock (touchwood)

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  2. Helen Clarey:
    “Some believe we should’ve made use of the clause and re-signed the 24-year-old on a cut-price deal…”

    Would that same some have preferred Armstrong or Willock (touchwood)

    Helen – both!!. Use Gayle in the Armaz deal – he’s a better Championship striker. Armaz could still be a risk but we know Gayle isn’t consistent – I’d rather take a chance on Armaz. He’s also a proven Championship forward now so if it didn’t work out we could still sell him for a profit 🤷🏼‍♂️.

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