Norwich City join West Ham United in race to sign Adam Armstrong
Norwich City have joined West Ham United in the race to sign Blackburn Rovers forward Adam Armstrong this summer, The telegraph reports.
Armstrong has had a fantastic individual season with the Rovers, registering 29 goals and five assists in 43 appearances across all competitions.
He has scored 28 times in the league, but it was to no avail as Tony Mowbray’s side finished in a disappointing 15th place in the league standings.
With only a year on his contract, he was tipped to step up to the elite, with West Ham United interested in his services.
The Canaries, who have secured automatic promotion from the league, are also interested in the 24-year-old as they try to strengthen their frontline.
They consider the Newcastle United graduate to be good value for money worth around £ 10million.
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Armstrong enjoyed the best comeback of his career last season and he now has the chance to establish himself with a Premier League club.
His only previous experience came with Newcastle. He failed to score in 15 appearances for them before moving on to Ewood Park.
The Canaries were relegated from the elite on the first attempt last time around, and Daniel Farke’s side will aim to avoid the same fate.
Judging from the experience of two years ago, they might once again be able to trust the players on the squad rather than making significant investments.
Armstrong could line up alongside Teemu Pukki, but he risks being relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
A move to the Hammers seems like a better career choice for Armstrong. They are in full swing and will play Europa League football next season.
Armstrong may not be assured of a starting role from the get-go, but he’s fortunate enough to prove himself with a club, which has made immense strides under David Moyes.
The asking price for Armstrong remains questionable, with Newcastle having a 40% sell clause attached to the striker’s contract.
The Rovers may want at least double the advertised price for Armstrong, who was only behind Brentford’s Ivan Toney on the league’s top scorers list last season.
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