With Adam Armstrong being injured and not being able to play for the England U-19 side in Germany in the U-19 European Championships this summer, he’s had almost a full pre-season with Rafa Benitez and the first team squad at Newcastle.
He’s also had a few run-outs in some friendly games, but whether Adam will remain on Tyneside this season in the first team squad or be shipped out on loan to get more first team games under his belt is still undecided.
Rafa will be taking a close look at him this month and will make the choice based only on what is best for Adam’s developments as a player.
Adam Armstrong in action against Vitesse last Saturday
This is what Rafa told the Chronicle today when asked about Armstrong’s situation:
“Maybe he will start with us. He is training well and he is doing fine.”
“We don’t know what will happen, he is a young player who has the potential, but I want to be sure to do my best for the team and the best for the players.”
We should be getting an experienced striker in before the end of August and once Mitrovic serves his four game suspension he will be back before the end of this month.
And that would make Adam the 5th striker on the totem pole behind both Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez as well as Mitro and the new striker.
So if we were to hazard a guess, we would say Adam will be sent out on loan if we do being in another striker before the end of August.
What do you think?