Adam Armstrong has now completed his permanent move to Championship club Blackburn Rovers today after it was reported the move was close to completion over the weekend.
It’s sad to see Armstrong leave because just a few years ago there was the great promise he could come through the ranks and be a Newcastle first-teamer after playing well for all the England Youth teams.
But it wasn’t to be and in the last two years – as other local youngsters before him – he has failed to make the grade at Newcastle.
Adam Armstrong in action for Blackburn this year
The deal is for about £1.5M with add-ons going up to £3M depending on how well he performs at Blackburn, which is an excellent club for him to join.
The 21-year-old was very successful at Blackburn in the second half of last season and scored 9 goals in 21 appearances for them.
It’s just a pity he couldn’t have made it on Tyneside, but we wish Adam all the very best in his future football career.
That takes the Newcastle profit for this summer up to £26M – so much for supporting Rafa financially this summer.
It didn’t happen and we will not spend one penny (net) this summer – what’s going on?
Here are all of our major transfers in and out this summer – so far – and it excludes loan fees and agents’ fees.
|Ki Sung-yueng||Free agent||Swansea|
|Martin Dubravka||£4.0M||Sparta Prague|
|Salomon Rondon||Season loan||West Brom|
|Transfer Fees paid out||£22.5M|
|Mikel Merino||£10.0M||Real Sociedad|
|Jack Colback||Season loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Dwight Gayle||Season loan||West Brom|
|Henri Saivet||Season loan||Bursaspor|
|Transfer Fees into club||£43.0M|
|Net Spend||-£20.5M (profit)|