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Transfer News: Newcastle Hold Advantage in Adam Armstrong Race

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Newcastle have been dealt some positive news ahead of the summer window – regardless of whether the club are playing in the Premier League or not next season.

What’s the story?

According to TEAMTalk sources, the are preparing to push ahead with a £16 million move for their former academy prospect and will look to do so even if Newcastle are relegated to the Championship this season.

Since moving to East Lancashire the now- hitman has lit up the Championship with an impressive record 55 goals in 151 appearances since his 2018 move.

Unsurprisingly, such a record has also caught the eye of the likes of and Southampton – but Newcastle possesses a key differential that puts them in the driving seat ahead of other suitors.

The wield a major advantage in the chase for the player thanks to a clause in his contract that sees Newcastle yield a staggering 40% of any future fee commanded for the player, but Newcastle buying back the would make the clause redundant.

The 24-year-old 5ft6 marksman has scored 19 goals and 3 assists in little over 30 league games alone this season, having joined for under £2 million.

The Verdict

Superficially, buying back Armstrong would be an implicit admission that were wrong to let their prospect go.

Regardless of that, he retains a natural instinct for goal and a youthfulness that offers plenty of promising years ahead of him.

With an advantage over rivals and plenty to offer, a deal makes total sense.

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