Newcastle United reportedly have an advantage in the race to sign Adam Armstrong in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Newcastle consider Armstrong
As reported by The Sun last month, the St. James’ Park faithful are considering a stunning move to bring Armstrong back to the North East.
Should Newcastle sign Armstrong?
However, they face competition from a number of other clubs in the Premier League for the signature of the Blackburn Rovers striker.
The Latest: Newcastle have advantage
As per the Daily Express, the Tyneside club have an advantage over all of the other teams in the race to sign Armstrong in the summer.
The Magpies inserted a 40% sell-on clause into the deal that took him to Ewood Park back in 2018, which can be written off as part of any move to bring him back.
Southampton and West Ham United are also eyeing up a move for the Englishman, who is valued at around £20m by the Rovers, but the EFL Championship team may settle for £16m.
The Verdict: Newcastle must sign Armstrong
It feel like a no brainer for Steve Bruce’s side to bring Armstrong back, as he could be the perfect back-up forward or even partner for Callum Wilson.
He made no fewer than 34 goal contributions in 43 matches in total over all competitions in the 2020/21 season (Transfermarkt), including netting a hat-trick back in a heroic performance back in April, prompting manager Tony Mowbray to brand him as a simply ‘brilliant’ player.
Nonetheless, at 24, Armstrong is still at a good age, and so the summer may be the perfect time to go out and buy him, providing that the Toon can stump up the required fee of course.
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