Newcastle United are set to focus on the development of their youth sections.
The England under-18 captain is one of the most talented youngsters at St James’s Park and someone who could ultimately form part of Newcastle’s attack for several years.
The paper suggests that despite not having a permanent manager confirmed, the club have decided that time away from Newcastle is what Armstrong needs.
It makes sense for a number of reasons, with the most obvious being the idea that he will get more game time in a first team than would be the case if he stayed.
One of the only ways for any younger player to progress and become a better player is through playing competitive matches.
Armstrong can improve his sharpness, his fitness and his understanding of professional football much more than would be the case if he’d stayed put, playing in the Newcastle under-21s with the occasional first team appearance off of the bench.
The youth section of Newcastle is going to be very important for the next manager, especially if that individual wants to have longevity at the club.
The youngsters form the spine of the side over several generations and it’s an area, which the club cannot afford to neglect and this is a sensible move in the right direction.