Blackburn Rovers forward Adam Armstrong has recently been linked with a move to a number of Premier League teams heading towards the summer transfer window.
The Sun have recently reported that the forward is attracting interest from West Ham United, Everton and Fulham, with all of those potential destinations likely to be a tempting proposition for the former Newcastle United striker.
It won’t come as much of a surprise to many of the Ewood Park faithful to see that Armstrong’s impressive showings this season haven’t gone unnoticed.
The 23-year-old has been with the club since 2018, and has gone on to score 53 goals in 146 appearances for the Lancashire-based team over the years.
He has netted 18 goals and been on hand to provide three assists for his Blackburn Rovers team-mates this season in all competitions, so it’s clear to see why he’s a player in significant demand.
Armstrong’s good run of form in front of goal has seen Blackburn stay in touch with the play-off chasing teams in the Championship. Tony Mowbray’s side are currently sat eighth in the second-tier standings, and are six points adrift of sixth-placed AFC Bournemouth heading into their final 19 matches in this year’s campaign.
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If Rovers weren’t to finish in the top-six and miss out on the chance to win a long-awaited promotion back into the top-flight, then it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see interest in signing Armstrong heighten heading into the summer transfer window.
West Ham is probably the most tempting offer on the cards at this moment in time, with the Hammers impressing in recent weeks in the Premier League. David Moyes’ side are currently sat sixth in the top-flight standings, and could certainly benefit from signing a player of Armstrong’s quality to challenge Michael Antonio for his starting spot in future months.
Andriy Yarmolenko is West Ham’s current backup option up-front, and the Ukrainian doesn’t exactly have the most prolific of records in front of goal, so you can understand why Moyes is looking to add depth to his attacking options.
A move to Goodison Park with Everton seems hard to believe, as the Toffees have recently added Josh King to their squad from AFC Bournemouth, which means that Armstrong is is likely to be considerably far down the pecking order if he signed for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Whereas Fulham are the team that are probably the most likely to be able to offer him regular game time, although that could depend on which division they’re playing their football in next season.
The Cottagers are currently occupying one of the places in the Premier League relegation zone, and there wouldn’t be much point in Armstrong pushing for a move to Craven Cottage if they’re playing their football in the same division as Blackburn Rovers next season.
Armstrong is out-of-contract in the summer of 2022, so the forward won’t be in any rush to move on anytime soon, so it’ll be interesting to see whether any of the interested clubs are to match Blackburn Rovers’ valuation of their star striker in the summer.
For now though, Armstrong will be focused on the task at hand with Blackburn, as they prepare to take on Lancashire-based rivals Preston North End at Ewood Park on Friday evening.