Reliable journalist: Newcastle set to announce deal for 20-goal striker
By Will Butcher
Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong is set to leave Tyneside on a temporary basis before the end of this summer’s transfer window.
The Evening Chronicle’s chief football writer Lee Ryder revealed via his personal Twitter account that the England Under-19’s temporary club will be announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Adam Armstrong's loan club is set to be announced this afternoon #nufc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 30, 2016
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.
The young striker has reportedly been high on the shortlist of many Football League clubs this summer, with Benitez seemingly willing to allow him to gain more first-team football.
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Despite signing a new four-year contract last week, the teenager is struggling 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.