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Armstrong’s Blackburn move has irked Newcastle supporters on Twitter

Armstrong’s Blackburn move has irked Newcastle supporters on Twitter

This summer has largely been one of disappointment for fans of Newcastle United. The club has laboured in the transfer market and seen business come slowly. Now, the fans have another reason to be frustrated as they’ve also sold Adam Armstrong to Blackburn. The deal was confirmed on the Newcastle website and the Magpies are fuming he wasn’t given a chance.

Last season, Newcastle United’s top goalscorer in the Premier League was Ayoze Perez with a meagre eight strikes, whilst the clubs only two out-and-out strikers who were with the squad for the full season, Joselu and Dwight Gayle, only managed ten goals between them. Considering the Geordies only bagged 38 goals all season, that’s not too bad a strike rate, however, a lot of fans believe that had Armstrong should have had a chance on Tyneside.

The 21-year-old came through the ranks at Newcastle and a lot of the fans wanted to see him succeed for that reason. He made his debut for Newcastle as a 17-year-old against Fulham back in 2014 and after spending a successful loan spell at Ewood Park last season, the Championship club have now opted to sign the young frontman on a permanent deal and whether or not he can hack it in the Championship will be an interesting thing for the Geordies to observe.

You can read the Newcastle fans’ verdict on Armstrong here:

Just from this, you can see the fans are fuming that Armstrong has been allowed to leave and they’d have loved to have seen him given a chance on Tyneside.

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