Rumours are rife that Newcastle United’s Adam Armstrong may be heading out on loan once again this season. This gossip has been intensified after he was left out of the squad to face Cheltenham last night in the EFL Cup.
First-team opportunities are going to be at a minimum for the striker this year. Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Pérez are already ahead of Armstrong in the pecking order and with Aleksandar Mitrović returning to full fitness, the youngster will not be able to play consistently for Rafa Benitez’s Magpies this season.
This has alerted a long list of clubs who are interested in the forward, with a number of Championship and League One sides looking to snap him up after he bagged 20 league goals whilst on loan at Coventry last term.
Rotherham United and Ipswich Town are thought to be the two of the Championship sides seeking his signature, along with Coventry City and Bradford City from the third tier.
In a past news conference, Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs admitted that he rated Adam Armstrong and with him still in need of a striker or two, the Newcastle youngster may well be at the top of his wish list at this moment in time.
Bradford City’s Head of Recruitment, Greg Abbot, has also publicly gone on record to emphasize his desire to bring Armstrong to the West Yorkshire outfit.
The team that ends up capturing Adam Armstrong will have to settle with a short term loan until January, as Newcastle are currently unwilling to let their talented youth product leave the club on a season-long loan.