Adam Armstrong has been valued at £25 million, amid rumours of a return to Newcastle United.
According to The Sun, Championship side Blackburn Rovers are seeking to make a huge profit on the 24-year-old if they are to sell this summer.
Armstrong joined the Lancashire outfit for around £3 million all-in back in the summer of 2018 (Sky Sports), and has been a big success at Ewood Park.
The star is currently second in the top scorers chart behind Brentford’s Ivan Toney with 19 goals, and is doing great work for Blackburn this term.
His fine form has inevitably led to reports of a potential exit though.
West Ham United are said to be on his tail, as well as other Premier League clubs.
Blackburn are hopeful of securing a fee similar to what Brentford got for Ollie Watkins.
They know Newcastle have a 40% sell-on clause, which explains the seemingly high asking price.
Newcastle clause should make deal worth considering
Due to the reported sell-on clause, Newcastle would receive £10 million if they did decide to pay the £25 million asking price, meaning Armstrong would cost them £15 million.
That would still be a lot to pay, but Armstrong’s game has come on leaps and bounds since leaving Newcastle, and he’s arguably better than Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle and has the potential to get better.
The Chronicle reported last month that Armstrong would be open to a return to Newcastle, but the club can likely forget all about it if they suffer relegation, especially if Rovers go up in their place.