Adam Armstrong had a great season last season on loan to Coventry in League One and scored a great 20 goals in 40 appearances for the Sky Blues.
The England Youth International has been one of our brightest young Newcastle players for some time since bursting on the scene about three years ago as a 17 year-old.
Adam had hoped to be in the first team squad this season, but Rafa thought he needed more first team playing time and Adam has been on loan at Barnsley all season.
Adam Armstrong – in action for Barnsley
The 20 year-old hasn’t done so well this season in the step up to the Championship and in 32 appearances for Barnsley he has 6 goals.
There’s divided opinion among the fans as to whether Rafa will have him in the squad for next season, but certainly if Rafa brings in Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham on loan, there probably will not be a place for Adam.
Tammy has scored 22 league goals for Bristol City in 38 total league appearances and he is joint second top scorer on the goal-scoring charts – one above our own Dwight Gayle – who is injured.
Not bad for a 19 year-old.
Tammy has 25 total goals in 45 total appearances this season for the Robins.
We are hoping Adam can be successful on Tyneside and that he does keep developing into a top striker.
Adam Campbell. a couple of years ago looked a great prospect for us, but didn’t develop further once he turned 20 years old.
22 year-old North Shields born Campbell now plays for Notts County in League Two – the 4th tier of English football – where he has scored 8 goals in 34 appearances this season.
Two in three Newcastle fans think Adam Armstrong will not make it at Newcastle and that’s a surprise.