Report: Championship side want Newcastle ace on loan; 18-year-old unsure on move

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong is being chased by Blackpool.

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong is attracting interest from Blackpool, according to a report in the Chronicle.

Armstrong has been touted as one of Newcastle's brightest talents and there is optimism that he has a big future at St. James' Park.

The 18-year-old has played nine times for the Magpies senior side this season, showing just how highly rated he is by the coaching staff at the North East club.

Blackpool, though, are hopeful that they can convince him to move by offering him first-team football until the end of the season, and they could make a move in the near future.

Impact for Newcastle?

Blackpool's interest seems genuine, with manager Lee Clark even taking the time to watch Newcastle's under-21 match this week to ensure that he'd seen first-hand how dangerous the attacker can be.

Armstrong, though, has admitted that he is unsure about whether he would want a temporary move.

“I’m not sure," he replied to the Chronicle when asked what his short-term future holds. "I would like to stay and get in the first team.

“I want to keep working hard week in, week out in training and do well in the Under-21s and that can only bring me on as a player.”

Ordinarily the chance to get regular action, even at a slightly lower level than he currently plies his trade, would be considered a good opportunity for a youngster, but Blackpool's season has been so turbulent it may not be beneficial.

The Tangerines appear doomed in the second tier and the constant changing of squad members means that the place feels very unsettled at the moment.

There are also concerns about the state of the pitch, which is far below the required quality to allow a technical operator like Armstrong to find his best form.

It means that staying with the Magpies may be best for Armstrong's development, even if his opportunities are likely to be limited until the end of the season.

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