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23rd Aug, 2016 | 7:29am

15 clubs interested in signing Newcastle teenager - report

By Will Butcher

Newcastle’s young striker Adam Armstrong is interesting a massive 15 different sides after being told he can leave the club on loan, according to a report.

The 19-year-old is struggling to break into the first-team at St. James’ Park, with Dwight Gayle and Aleksander Mitrovic ahead of him in the pecking order.

Manager Rafa Benitez has said Newcastle are in the market for a new forward and Armstrong can leave if the Magpies sign another striker.

The Star claim that Coventry manager Tony Mowbray is in the market to re-sign Armstrong, and believes that another 14 clubs are joining him in trying to sign Newcastle’s number 32.

Armstrong was named in the League One Team of the Year last term, after scoring 20 goals in 40 league and cup encounters for Mowbray’s side.

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Ambitious Championship outfit Rotherham have already made 11 signings this summer, including Chelsea’s Izzy Brown, and the report states that the Millers could make Armstrong their 12th summer purchase.

Interest isn’t just coming from England though, after The Scottish Sun claimed that Rangers boss Mark Warburton is sweating over the loss of star-striker Martyn Waghorn and would like to bring in Armstrong as cover.

The forward has already established himself as a member of the England under-19 side and is certainly a player who will look to carry on his development wherever he is next season.

He has been with Newcastle since he was only nine and has risen up through the ranks in recent years, a chance in the first-team could be his next step.

In other Newcastle transfer news, this fringe player has officially left the Toon to return home to Holland.