The Sun are reporting today that Blackburn Rovers are close to signing local striker Adam Armstrong from Newcastle for £3M.
Adam had a good loan spell earlier this year at Rovers when he scored 9 goals in 21 league appearances to help Blackburn get back to the Championship at their first attempt from League One.
There were several Championship clubs interested in signing Armstrong after he was made available by Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez this summer.
21-year-old Adam Armstrong – on loan at Blackburn earlier this year
And Armstrong will now continue playing for Tony Mowbray who was the Coventry City manager when Adam scored 20 goals in 40 appearances a couple of years ago while on loan to the League One club.
Mowbray also got the best out of the England U21 International at Blackburn earlier this year.
We had hoped local lad Adam would become a first teamer at Newcastle but it seems that Rafa never rated him very highly.
It was just a couple of years ago that fans had high hopes that a local striker could become a Newcastle star, but that’s not how it all turned out.
Adam played 21 times for the Newcastle first team but never managed to score a goal.
We wish Adam all the best in his future career assuming he does move to Blackburn Rovers.
And now it’s up to him to show Rafa he was wrong to let him leave his hometown club.