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.
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.