Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie has tweeted that Rovers have agreed a fee with Newcastle for the 21-year-old striker. The deal is £1.75 million up front with the remainder in add-ons up to £3million.
Blackburn Rovers have agreed a fee with Newcastle for striker Adam Armstrong. We understand it’s £1.75m rising to £3m. Player has also agreed personal terms.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 3, 2018
Armstrong spent the second half of last season on loan at Blackburn. He made a great impact for the club where he scored nine goals in 21 games and helped them gain promotion from League One.
A host of clubs have shown interest in signing Armstrong but it seems he looks all set to reunite with Tony Mowbray for a third time. The Blackburn boss has previously worked with him at Coventry City.
A product of the club’s academy, Armstrong made 21 appearances for Newcastle but he has never scored for the Magpies.
Signing a quality striker is essential for Newcastle and it remains to be seen whether Rafael Benitez can bring a good forward in the last few days of the transfer window.