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Adam Armstrong ends 12 year stay “I won’t worry too much about leaving Newcastle United because I’m at another great club”

9 months ago
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Adam Armstrong helped Blackburn Rovers into the Championship with a superb run of nine goals in a seven week run of games last season.

Now he is set to be a part of that success he helped to deliver.

Monday morning seeing confirmation that he has returned to Blackburn, on a permanent basis this time.

The 21 has joined for a reported £1.75m transfer fee which could rise to £3m if hitting targets, this takes Newcastle to a profit of £27m on transfer deals in and out this summer.

The move brings to an end a 12 year association with Newcastle United, though the Geordie striker insists he won’t be looking backwards: ‘I won’t worry too much about leaving Newcastle because I’m at another great club and I can get my head down now, really kick on and show people what I can do.’

Good luck to him at his new club.

Rafa Benitez clearly didn’t see Adam Armstrong forcing his way into the NUFC first team squad and indeed in two and a half years has only given him 27 minutes of league football for Newcastle United.

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Adam Armstrong:

“It’s an amazing feeling.

“I enjoyed my time here last season and it was a no-brainer to come back.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, because I’ve been at Newcastle all my life, but I’m sure I’ll settle in quickly.

“The lads have been texting me every day since I left, asking when I was coming back!

“It’s nice to feel wanted and it’s nice to feel at home, so it was a pretty easy decision in the end.

“It’s what’s best for me, and both me and my family think it’s the right time to move on and challenge myself somewhere else and I don’t think there’s a better club than Blackburn Rovers to do that with.

“I won’t worry too much about leaving Newcastle because I’m at another great club and I can get my head down now, really kick on and show people what I can do.”

“There were quite a few clubs who were interested.

“It’s a massive step in my career, so I needed to make the right decision. As soon as Blackburn Rovers came in, there was no way I could turn it down.

“Everything was done for me here and I want to do everything I can to repay them.

“Signing here is huge – I call it my second home now – so it’s going to be a great four years for me.”

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