The two Newcastle United youngsters have the ability to develop a partnership that terrorises defences for the next decade.
One thing looks certain following Newcastle United’s summer transfer business thus far: There will be goals.
Attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has already scored twice in pre-season and he arrived at St James’ Park with a record of 56 goals and 24 assists for PSV Eindhoven; but it is the arrival of Aleksandar Mitrovic that is generating the most buzz.
The Serbian forward is only 20 and he has already scored 43 goals in 89 matches for Anderlecht and 18 in 42 for Partizan Belgrade.
In short he knows where the goal is, but the same can be said of a young Newcastle talent who recently left the club on loan.
Adam Armstrong is only 18 and has to develop further before he can be a regular for the Newcastle first-team, but such is his talent that he could one day form a devastating partnership with Mitrovic.
The Magpies teenager has scored 17 goals in just 25 games for the club’s under-21s, and while he is yet to score for the senior side, the majority of his appearances to date have been from the substitutes’ bench.
His upcoming loan spell at Coventry City could be the making of him, and given his age and his innate ability there is every chance that in a couple of years both he and Mitrovic could be banging in the goals on a regular basis at St James’ Park and across the country.
Unrealistic expectations are often put on the shoulders of young footballers but in the case of Armstrong he is a goal-scorer worth paying very close attention to.
Not yet at Mitrovic’s level, by the time Armstrong is in his early twenties he could well be…