Steve McClaren has confirmed to the Chronicle that a number of clubs have enquired about the potential availability of Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong.
The 18-year-old forward has scored 12 goals in 14 matches while with Coventry City, but his loan at the League One outfit is due to expire in January.
As a result, a host of Championship clubs are taking a look at the youngster, and McClaren says they have already made contact.
“There’s a lot of clubs coming in from higher up,” McClaren said. “We just think it’s an education for him [at Coventry]. He could go higher up, might play, might not.
“Will he get the coaching? You don’t unless you play. It’s important to us.”
One of the Championship clubs thought to be interested in Armstrong is Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the Chronicle documenting their desire to sign the youngster on Wednesday.
There have been suggestions, too, that Newcastle could keep the frontman and give him a regular role at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle have not found goals easy to come by over the early part of the season, with none of their strikers in red-hot goalscoring form.
McClaren, though, seems to feel that ensuring Armstrong continues to get first-team football will be crucial to his ongoing development, and it remains to be seen what the Magpies’ final decision over their prized prospect’s future will be.