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.

Adam Armstrong:

“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.”

  • Ram Kishore

    Good luck Adam

  • Viru leckworth

    Personally I think we have let him go cheaply considering today’s prices

    • Ram Kishore

      Blackburn are not financially sound and they have just been promoted.. they havent sold anyone for big money either.

  • Bowlsey

    All the best, Adam! He was a beast for me on the last couple of FIFA games and I believe he’s gonna have a good career. My mate’s a Blackburn fan and he can’t believe we let him go so cheaply.

  • Jonas

    Except for describing Blackburn as a similar club (both have disgusting owners mind) and saying thinking Blackburn have a big fan base – well said

    • panther

      They almost got 20000 at Ewood when they won the prem

  • Foggy

    I don’t get why Armstrong was not given a chance. When you look at 10 mill for Murphy who is pants, and Perez who was ineffective for two thirds of last season, you’d think it smart to hang on to Armstrong at least for next season to see how he’d progress in our set up. I know its difficult to criticise Rafa, but some of his decisions make you wonder.

    • Martin Rooney

      Got to just got to have a 90% sell on clause

  • Martin Rooney

    Good luck to him, the right decision for his career and development, hopefully he’ll have a manager who plays the type of football that gets him plenty opportunity to do what he (and Mitro for that matter) have a talent for and score some goals.