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Exclusive: Howey claims Armstrong is desperate for a return to Newcastle

Exclusive: Howey claims Armstrong is desperate for a return to Newcastle - Newcastle United Transfer Rumours

In an exclusive interview with Transfer Tavern, Steve Howey, who made 157 appearances for Newcastle United, has claimed that academy graduate, Adam Armstrong, would love a return back to Tyneside after another great season for Blackburn Rovers.

Armstrong finished the season in fabulous fashion, netting a hat-trick on the final day against Birmingham City which saw the goalscoring beast end the campaign with 28 goals, the most by a player at Ewood Park since Alan Shearer scored 31 during the 1995/96 season.

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The 23-year old was never given sufficient chances at his boyhood club and was eventually sold by Rafa Benitez, however, he is now being linked with a return back to Newcastle with just over 12 months left on his current deal.

Speaking on why Armstrong would love a move back to Newcastle and how he would love nothing more than to be scoring goals at his boyhood club, Howey spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern:

I think he’d relish the chance of coming back and he’d be desperate to score goals because he is a goalscorer and we’ve seen him score some excellent goals from Blackburn.

I think he’d be desperate for the chance to come back but it’s just whether the club are prepared to make that move.”

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Armstrong never managed to get off the mark for Newcastle having been handed just 565 minutes across 21 appearances in all competitions before he was sold in 2018 for just £1.71 million but the Magpies do hold a 40% sell-on clause.

Steve Bruce will know he needs another striker this summer to help carry the burden of scoring goals alongside Callum Wilson.


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