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27th Jun, 2017 | 9:57am

Newcastle make emphatic decision on future of 20-year-old - report

By Derek Smithson

Newcastle will send Adam Armstrong out on loan next season, according to a report.

The Chronicle claim that the Magpies plan to loan out the 20-year-old for the first half of the season until January.

It is understood that the striker’s representatives have been told to find him a new club as Newcastle look to trim their 34-man squad.

The report details that there are a number of clubs keen on signing Armstrong on loan, including Championship outfit Bolton and several League One sides.

Armstrong has recently enjoyed a successful summer with England’s Under-20s side as they lifted the youth World Cup with a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

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Many Newcastle fans are crying for the youngster to be given a first-team chance at St James’ Park next season, but it appears he will continue his development elsewhere.

He has been loaned out for the past two consecutive seasons to Coventry and Barnsley respectively, where he has shown his qualities.

Armstrong spent the 2015/16 campaign in League One with coventry and scored an impressive 20 goals in 40 appearances for them.

The forward spent last season with Championship club Barnsley and made 35 appearances across all competitions, scoring six goals and supplying four assists in return.

Football Insider verdict:

Newcastle have two exciting English prospects at their disposal in Armstrong and goalkeeper Freddie Woddman. Rafael Benitez should be keen to introduce young talents to his squad next season, but will also have the main pressure of keeping the club in the Premier League. Armstrong has proven himself to be a capable striker, but has very limited top-flight experience under his belt. It makes sense to loan the 20-year-old for a third consecutive season and making it a six-month deal gives him the chance to be involved in the second half of the season.

In other Newcastle transfer news, they have been offered the chance to sign a top-flight captain.

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