Why Leeds should move for reportedly available striker from PL club
COMMENT By Derek Smithson
Leeds should consider making a swoop for reportedly available forward Adam Armstrong from Newcastle.
The Chronicle report that the Premier League outfit are preparing to loan out the 20-year-old in the summer for the first half of next season.
It is understood that Bolton and a number of League One club are interested in acquiring his services.
Thomas Christiansen should consider making a move to bring the youngster to Elland Road and bolstering his frontline.
The Whites could do with some additional support for frontline attacker Chris Wood and bringing in players with experience of English football would be a smart move.
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Armstrong is a highly rated talent at St James’ Park, but just needs slightly more regular game time before forcing his way into contention for the Newcastle starting XI.
The hard working striker spent last season on loan with Championship club Barnsley, scoring six goals and supplying four assists in return.
He was a good option for the Barnsley attack with his pace and that is something that Leeds could benefit hugely from.
Armstrong also proved his qualities in League One with a loan spell at Coventry in the 2015/16 campaign, scoring 20 goals in 40 appearances.
The forward recently picked up a World Cup medal after England’s Under-20s side beat Venezuela 1-0 in the final.
He should be desperate for first-team action and to continue his rise, while Leeds could benefit from his talents to aid their Championship promotion push next season.
In other Leeds transfer news, they have joined five clubs in the race for a want away 27-year-old.