Adam Armstrong has finally left Newcastle United.
With the club since the age of nine, 12 years later he has had to admit defeat on his St James Park dream.
The 21 year old returning to Blackburn, after a successful loan spell last season.
The Championship club paying a reported £1.75m, which could rise to £3m if hitting certain targets.
Already proven beyond doubt at League One level, maybe Adam Armstrong will prove to fall short of Premier League class.
Maybe he will prove the doubters wrong.
However, one thing for sure is that he is, and always be, a Newcastle supporter.
In a very nice personal statement to Newcastle fans, the Geordie forward says the decision to leave has been the ‘hardest’ in his short career so far.
He says that like his dad and grandad before him, he will always be a Newcastle fan.
You can’t help but wish Adam Armstrong every success, as despite never getting a chance under Rafa Benitez he has just got on with it and tried to persuade with what he does on the pitch, rather than moan.
“The last few days have been the hardest in my career.
“I have decided to leaved the club I have supported since I was a young boy, as my dad and his dad did before me.
“I’m proud to have been able to wear the black and white shirt and will treasure those memories forever.
“I will still support Newcastle for the rest of my life and wish the club the best for the future.
“My new team and team mates await me and I can’t wait to start continuing the success we built on last season.
“Blackburn are like Newcastle a fantastic club with an amazing fan base and a local community that wants success and I hope I can help in building something great.
“It’s an exciting time ahead and I can’t wait to get started.”