Newcastle United handed timely transfer boost ahead of Joe Willock's reported return

Steve Bruce’s transfer kitty at Newcastle United could be set for a timely and welcomed boost.

Monday, 9th August 2021, 10:29 am
Former Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong is closing in on a move to Southampton. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

It’s widely reported that Southampton have agreed a £15million deal with Blackburn Rovers for striker Adam Armstrong.

Indeed, the Magpies stand to profit significantly after installing a 40% sell-on clause in his contract when academy graduate Armstrong was sold to the Ewood Park club in 2018 for £1.75m.

The 24-year-old, who was left out of the Blackburn squad that beat Swansea City in their Championship opener on Saturday, had also been linked with Norwich City and Crystal Palace.

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The windfall from Armstrong’s return to the Premier League comes less than 24 hours after Newcastle agreed to pay in excess of £20m to bring Joe Willock back to St James’s Park.

Although personal terms are still to be confirmed, United are hopeful of finalising a move for the Arsenal midfielder in time for Sunday’s league opener with West Ham United.

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