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Wolves need to create room for Adam Armstrong

6 years ago

The future of Adam Armstrong has been under much debate in recent days.

The top scorer across all four divisions in England, the Newcastle striker’s 12 goals in 14 League One appearances have made him hot property.

The 18 year old’s loan arrangement at Coventry runs until mid-January and there appears to be three options open to Newcastle and Adam Armstrong at that point.

Firstly, he stays at Coventry and continues his excellent progress there hopefully. Potentially smashing all kinds of records if he gets a full season for the Sky Blues.

Secondly, Newcastle United recall him and he becomes part of the first team squad once again. However, with Mitrovic and Perez ahead of him, it would appear to leave Adam Armstrong with little game time, especially if Papiss Cisse remains and the club/McClaren are obliged to use him ahead of Armstrong.

Thirdly, Newcastle look to get the striker playing at a higher level for the second half of the season, with a Championship club the obvious fit.

With a full set of loanees, Wolves will have to make at least one change if they hope to attract Adam Armstrong in January.

Wolves have been strongly linked with Adam Armstrong and with Mike Williamson already there, it means there is obviously some kind of relationship that now exists between the two clubs, making it potentially more likely that Newcastle will trust them with such a promising young player.

However, the media in the West Midlands have reported that Wolves will need to make space in their squad before Adam Armstrong can be accommodated.

The maximum number of loanees allowed in a matchday 18 is five and Wolves already have that full handful of players in their squad.

The have the trio of Sheyi Ojo, Emiliano Martinez and Adam Le Fondre on loan until the end of the season.

On top of that they have Grant Holt whose loan deal is due to expire on January 2.

Whilst Mike Williamson is due to see his Wolves loan deal close at the end of this month, though their manager Kenny Jackett has today made clear they want to keep him longer if at all possible.

With Grant Holt having also proved a success at the other end of the pitch, Wolves may need to make a tough decision if they want to try and attract Adam Armstrong.

One solution of course could be a permanent deal for Mike Williamson which would free up that fifth loan place in the Wolves squad.

If nothing else this gives us a perfect illustration of life underneath the Premier League, clubs potentially having half their team made up of loan players.

Interesting though to see what will be that next move for Adam Armstrong.


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