Things don’t seem to be getting any better at Newcastle this summer.
Rafael Benitez has been told that he must sell before he can buy in this transfer window. So far the club’s most expensive signing has been goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka who cost £3.6 million fee following his one-year loan.
Up front the, it looks likely that Aleksandar Mitrovic will soon make his move to Fulham for £20 million. With Mitrovic gone, that would leave the likes of Joselu, Ayoze Perez and Dwight Gayle left to fill his boots. Additionally, The Sun is reporting that Adam Armstrong has been told that he can leave the club this summer.
The 21-year-old has attracted interest from multiple clubs and is available for £3 million.
Armstrong made his debut at 17-years-old for the Toon but has since never been given much of chance to break into the squad and has since spent loan spells at Bolton, Blackburn, Coventry and Barnsley.
The striker, who won the under-20 World Cup with England last summer has shown flashes of his talent and it seems odd that Benitez is not willing to give him a chance next season.
Newcastle don’t have much quality up front and moreover, if Armstrong is available for as little as £3 million, it remains to be seen how much that fee can be redistributed into other deals.
It seems Newcastle are creating a rod for their own back before the season has even started. At only 21, Armstrong still has a lot to offer and who knows, if he could get a run of games he may be the striker that the club needs.
Thoughts Newcastle fans?