Former Newcastle United star Steve Howey believes that Adam Armstrong will score goals in the Premier League for Southampton.
Armstrong completed his move to Southampton earlier this week, signing a four-year deal with the Saints.
The 24-year-old was in fine form for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship last season as he scored 28 goals and provided five more for his teammates, which saw him take his tally to 64 goals and 19 assists in 160 games for the Ewood Park outfit.
Southampton finished 15th in the Premier League last season accumulating 43 points in the process. Manager Ralph Hassenhuttl has moved to strengthen his side this summer bringing in six new players, with Armando Broja, Theo Walcott, Tino Livramento, Romain Perraud, Dynel Simeu and Adam Armstrong all putting pen to paper on deals at St Mary’s.
After impressive seasons in the Championship, Howey reckons Armstrong will be successful in front of goal in the Premier League.
He told the Transfer Tavern: “I think the lad will score goals and I really wish him the best of luck. People like him and Ivan Toney, it just goes to show they weren’t given an opportunity at Newcastle and they’ve worked so hard to get back and you’ve get to say fair play to them, ‘you deserve your chance’, and I think both of them will score goals.”
Both Toney and Armstrong were the two top scorers in the Championship last season, with Toney netting 33 goals and Armstrong getting 28.
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