Newcastle United could be set for a substantial windfall as part of any deal to sign Adam Armstrong this summer, according to Chronicle Live.
The Blackburn Rovers striker could be set for a busy summer with substantial interest building in his services following another impressive campaign in the Championship.
Armstrong has been one of the second tier’s most prolific frontmen during the last two campaigns, scoring 16 goals two years ago and 28 last term.
As a result the 24-year-old is now attracting genuine interest from the Premier League with the Daily Express linking him with a move to West Ham United, Southampton or former club Newcastle United.
Armstrong came through the youth academy at St James’ Park before moving to Ewood Park for a fee of just £1.75million.
That deal appeared to be a huge bargain, however according to Chronicle Live, it seems that Newcastle had banked on the prospect of his fee increasing significantly by adding in a 40% sell-on clause into the deal.
It’s claimed that Blackburn Rovers are commanding a fee of around £20million for the striker, meaning that Newcastle would be in line to receive an impressive £8million if that asking price is met.
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This looks like it is a win-win situation for Newcastle United.
If Adam Armstrong does move on then it seems that the Magpies will be in line for a seven-figure fee as part of the deal which can then be used to bring in new additions of their own.
However given that Steve Bruce’s side are in the mix to sign the forward, it means that they could potentially secure a 40% reduction in price for the player, meaning that a deal of just £12million could be enough to get the deal done.
Of course it all depends on Blackburn’s desire to sell, but what appeared to be a dire piece of business now looks like it could be particularly fruitful.