Newcastle Reported Tracking 24 Year-Old Championship Striker

Adam Armstrong scored 20 goals in League One for Coventry last season while on loan and the 19 year-old finished 5th in the scoring charts.

Top of the League One scoring charts last season was William Grigg with 25 goals and there are reports Newcastle may be interested in signing the 8 times capped Northern Ireland International, who turns 25 next month and plays for Wigan.

William is currently with the Northern Ireland squad in France for the Euro 2016 tournament.

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William Grigg – 24 year-old Wigan striker

William scored 28 goals in 43 appearances for Wigan last season in helping them get promoted to the Championship, with former Newcastle center-back Gary Caldwell now the manager.

The season before he was on loan at Milton Keynes and scored 22 goals in 50 appearances.

So he has been able to score the goals albeit in the lower divisions and his previous clubs were Brentford and Walsall.

Normally you wouldn’t think he could make it in the higher divisions, but the case of England International Jamie Vardy last season was a real eye opener.

Jamie played for Halifax Town and Fleetwood up to four years ago before he joined Leicester City back in 2012.

Then last year he hit 24 goals in 36 Premier League appearances at the age of 29, so it’s possible for players to come through late in their careers.

We are sure that Rafa Benitez has looked at the lower leagues in England for some talent and will take a hard look at local lad 19 year-old Adam Armstrong in the pre-season  before deciding whether he should stay at Newcastle for next season or go out on loan again.

It would be timely if Adam can come in and score goals for us next season in the Championship – we need some real goalscorers.

We’d be surprised if Newcastle are showing interest in William Grigg, but Rafa knows a good player when he sees him, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Certainly at least one striker will be brought in this summer by the Spanish manager and maybe even two.

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