According to a recent report from the Scottish Sun, Rangers want to sign Newcastle United youngster Adam Armstrong on loan for the season, and if he arrived he has the potential to take the Scottish Premiership by storm.
He may only be 19, but Armstrong has the talent and the confidence to excel at Rangers, and while he can expect minutes in the Magpies’ first-team this season, it would be a better option to allow him regular senior football in Scotland after a superb spell in League One last time out.
Armstrong scored 20 goals and provided five assists in 40 appearances for Coventry City last season, during a temporary spell that proved what many Newcastle fans have known for some time.
The teenage forward is the real deal and a step up to the SPL could be exactly what he needs before he finally secures regular football at St James’ Park in his twenties.
Newcastle have strengthened up front with the addition of Dwight Gayle and as a result Armstrong will be little more than a bit-part player.
That would not be the case at Rangers if he hits the ground running, especially with Martyn Waghorn suffering a recent injury blow; the severity of which is not yet known.
Rangers fans may be worried about putting their faith in a teenage striker but they needn’t be.
Armstrong is a superb option and his innate talent in front of goal means he will score wherever he plays, provided he has the chance to feature regularly.