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Possible Adam Armstrong deal might prove to a bad move from Mike Ashley

Possible Adam Armstrong deal might prove to a bad move from Mike Ashley

Newcastle United’s transfer window has been one of frustration so far this summer, and as we enter the final week of the transfer window, it’s down to Mike Ashley to bring in some players immediately.  

Following the sale of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Newcastle confirmed the deal of Yoshinori Muto from Mainz. The Japanese international will now compete with the likes of Ayoze Perez and Dwight Gayle for the starting spot.

Joselu is also on the books at the club but in fairness, the Spanish striker has never been a consistent goalscorer and arguably should be sold. However, according to The Sun, it’s not Joselu but Adam Armstrong who will be sold.

The young striker will apparently be sold to Blackburn Rovers for £3 million following an impressive loan spell with the Lancashire club last season.

The Breakdown

The England under-21 striker is going back to Ewood Park apparently following a successful loan spell with the club last season.

While Newcastle need to get rid of some of the deadwood up front, selling Armstrong isn’t the right idea. Neither Joselu nor Gayle, have performed at Premier League level.

While it’s true that Armstrong hasn’t proved himself at the top level of football, at 21, he still has a lot to prove, moreover during his loan spell last season he scored nine goals. At Coventry during the 2015/16 season, he scored 20 goals, a much better record than at least Joselu.

With Armstrong’s departure, Newcastle are leaving themselves with a fairly untried strikeforce. Newcastle should be giving a chance to Armstrong rather than selling him.

Thoughts Newcastle fans? 

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