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.

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.”



  • Ron

    All the best to the lad.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      Good luck Walbottle school legend

  • Ken

    Good luck at your new club, sell on clause ?

  • Wor Lass

    Good luck to him. Blackburn`s a decent club and only a short hop to Manchester for a decent night out … err … so Monksatan told me!

    • Ken.

      the last post by Michael Caine was on the 26/8/2015
      i was following him on disqus

  • Kneebotherm8

    Mowbray definitely gets the best out of him …….it’s a no brainer for him to move down there…….

  • Jimblag23

    This is meaningless really but Blackburn’s kit isn’t as nice with the sky blue rather than darker blue half.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    Good on him. He’s getting out while the getting’s good.

  • Tino11

    Good luck to him, I hope Charnley did his job right for once and inserted a sizeable sell on clause.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      😂😂😂😂😂 that would mean Charnley being competent. A wouldn’t trust him to tie his own shoes

      • Ron

        He can’t wears slip ons

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Velcro’s from Clark’s

          • Ron

            No there are definitely slip-ons, he kept catching his tie in the Velcro.

          • Ron

            Embarrassing – stangled by his own shoe!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            It’ll have to be a clip on tie, would you trust him with a real one

          • Ron

            Brilliant I really did laugh out loud!

  • Leazes.

    Mike Ashley’s belligerent refusal to change keeps Newcastle locked in spiral of despair

  • Foggy

    I think this is a mistake. Selling a very promising local lad who came through the ranks at such an early age. Type of lad who wants to play for Newcastle and there’s not many of them around. England u21. We get next to nothing for him either. Anybody with an eye for a goal can’t be discarded at this time given the crew we have up front.

    Yet, We are persisting with older players who are farmed out at lower level clubs. Ivan Toney anybody? Another example of the shambles that is Newcastle.

  • Tweed Mag

    Hope he is successful. Best of luck.

  • Milburn_Taylor

    another fee that will just disappear, good luck to Armstrong

  • Scott Robinson

    Hope I am wrong but Armstrong is the sort of lad that would have been loved by the fans in the old second division pre-Keegan days whilst scoring 10 or 11 a season, but still a fair way from Premiership standard. He needs to push on and has until he is 25 to still make it, providing he can score a few for Blackburn. He can do it at England levels so far, so he is obviously very good in his age group. Hope he can still do well with a couple of more seasons under his belt. Chopra was scoring 17 in 39 on loan then 22 in 42 in the championship, yet was always a long way from Premiership standard. Armstrong is better at the same age.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Good luck to the lad hope he does well. Personal opinion I don’t think he’s good enough to be a top level player & score consistently, hopefully I’m proved wrong

  • ghostrider

    Good luck to the lad. I hope he turns into a success and has a top career.

  • Mrkgw

    Good luck – he will hopefully have a good career.

  • PhilK

    Good luck Adam lad hope you do well