By Will Butcher

Adam Armstrong has joined Barnsley on loan from Newcastle until January, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Evening Chronicle’s chief football writer Lee Ryder revealed via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that the England Under-19’s temporary club would be announced imminently.

Now, Barnsley have revealed via their official website and Twitter account that Armstrong has moved to the Yorkshire side from Newcastle until the new year.

Armstrong joins the Reds on an initial loan deal until January 2017 and will link up with Paul Heckingbottom’s side immediately.
The striker spent last season on loan at League One side Coventry City, where he proved his potential by scoring an impressive 20 goals in 40 appearances for the Sky Blues and was subsequently named in the League One Team of the Year.
Barnsley claimed on their website they “fought off a whole host of suitors for the prolific goal scoring talent” and were “delighted to welcome him to Oakwell”.

The Star claim that Coventry manager Tony Mowbray believed there were another 14 clubs joining him in trying to sign Newcastle’s number 32.

Despite signing a new four-year contract last week, the teenager struggled to break into the first-team at St. James’ Park, with Gayle and Serbia international Aleksander Mitrovic ahead of him in the pecking order.

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Benitez has already allowed 14 senior players to leave the club, including Georginio Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend and Daryl Janmaat.

In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies have made a decision after reports suggested this player could move from the Premier League to St. James’ Park.