Norwich City and Southampton were both reported to be ‘leading’ the race to sign Blackburn Rovers’ Adam Armstrong yesterday.
The Blackburn Rovers man netted a stunning 28 goals in 40 Championship outings last season, including seven in the final three games of the season.
He’s been linked with a clutch of Premier League clubs throughout the campaign but yesterday, Football Insider reported that both Norwich City and Southampton were leading the race to sign the 24-year-old.
Now though, a report from Lancashire Telegraph claims that Fulham remain ‘in the running’ as they face uncertainty over the future of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, having previously been linked with Armstrong, and with West Ham holding the ‘longest term interest’.
But the same report goes on to mention how Rovers ‘ideally’ want closer to £20million for the striker rather than the £15million that Football Insider claimed, with Newcastle United’s having a sell-on clause on their former striker which weakens Rovers ‘bargaining power’.
Blackburn though are yet to receive any incoming bids for Armstrong.
Armstrong would obviously be an amazing addition at Craven Cottage and more than worthy replacement for Mitrovic should he depart.
Following their relegation though it seems unlikely that he’d opt for them over a move to say Norwich or Southampton, or even West Ham should they become front-runners once again.
He looks ready to make that step up now and Blackburn can expect to a healthy payday, with a move now looking inevitable. Tony Mowbray though will want things finalised sooner rather than later so he can work on bringing in a replacement.