Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has stated that Premier League interest in striker Adam Armstrong is inevitable, amid speculation that Newcastle United want to re-sign him, as quoted in LancsLive.

Armstrong scored a third hat-trick of the season during Blackburn’s 5-2 victory over Birmingham City in the Championship on Saturday.

Notching his 27th, 28th and 29th goals of the campaign in all competitions, the 24-year-old has equalled the most goals that any single Rovers player has achieved in a season since Alan Shearer’s legendary 1995/96 season.

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But it’s a double-edged sword: owing to his spectacular goal return, Armstrong has become a wanted man. TEAMtalk reported in March that Newcastle are keen to do a deal for the ace, valued at around £16 million, this summer.


Mowbray said about Armstrong, as quoted in LancsLive: “That’s fine, so they should, they’re not doing their job if they’re not looking at Adam Armstrong.

“That’s out of my control. For Adam’s sake let’s hope the phone rings and someone offers us a ridiculous amount of money, we shake him by the hand and we say go and bang in loads of goals in the Premier League and we’ll use some of that money in the team and can find another striker who can bang loads of goals in.”

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Armstrong has excelled ever since leaving Newcastle.  Former Toon boss Rafa Benitez believed he hadn’t seen enough from Armstrong to convince him that he had a future with the club; it was a grim reality given Armstrong is a local lad and highly liked.

But now it’s a different story. Even Champions League-chasing West Ham United are reportedly after the services of the striker.

Armstrong began his career at Newcastle in 2014 before moving to the Lancashire side in 2018 for  £1.75 million. During his period at St James’ Park he failed to net for the club during the 21 games he played.

When fit and available, Callum Wilson bangs in the goals for fun for Newcastle. The striker has scored 12 goals and given five assists in 23 Premier League starts this season.

Joelinton is still struggling for goals, although many will argue that his best position is not as a striker.

A bid for Armstrong in the summer transfer window would make sense. Manager Steve Bruce could do with more firepower and with another option in attack.

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