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Agreement with Newcastle United over forward reportedly close to being a ‘done deal’

Newcastle United are back in the Premier League after a single year absence, with Rafa Benitez’s man giving a good account of themselves in the first-half of the campaign.

Geordie fans here in The Transfer Tavern have seen the best and the worst of their side this season, and harbour the belief that survival in any way, shape, or form would amount to a successful season. Always a welcome bunch in The Transfer Tavern, our landlord sat down with fans over a cold pint, and discussed today’s breaking news with the Geordie boys, with reports in The Chronicle suggesting that striker Adam Armstrong is wanted by both Blackburn and Bradford City.

In fact, according to Mark Douglas on Twitter, a deal to take him to Ewood Park is thought to be all but done.

Having spent the first-half of the campaign on-loan at Bolton, Armstrong has scored just three times for Phil Parkinson’s side, and has grown frustrated at being deployed in a wide position, with the promise of a central striking role at either Ewood Park an enticing prospect for the youngster.

Landlord’s Verdict: Armstrong is a decent young player with a real eye for a goal, and could have a bright future at St James’ Park if provided with the opportunity to shine. The player scored for fun during a third-tier loan spell with Coventry City during the 2015/16 season and could help fire promotion-chasing Bradford or Blackburn to the second-tier.

Newcastle fans have kept a keen eye on the player’s progress during his loan spells away from the club, and could be set to turn their attentions to yet another lower-tier side, should Armstrong drop into League One, which I feel that he should do.

Newcastle fans, should Armstrong drop to the third-tier to play in his favoured role? Let us know!

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