Rafa Benitez says he will discuss Adam Armstrong's future on Sunday

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

The youngster looks likely to leave Newcastle United again this summer.

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong in actionNewcastle United's Adam Armstrong in action

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has told the Chronicle he will talk with Adam Armstrong about his future on Sunday.

The youngster was in impressive form last season, bagging 20 goals in 40 games while on loan with League One side Coventry City.

That did not go unmissed by the Magpies faithful, who were keen to see him given his chance in the Championship this season.

Coventry's Adam Armstrong shoot at goalCoventry's Adam Armstrong shoot at goal

However, with Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic and summer signing Dwight Gayle all ahead of him in the pecking order Armstrong’s chances of first team football look slim at St James Park.

Another loan deal is the most likely outcome and Benitez has admitted talks are planned on Sunday to discuss his future.

“I was talking with him before the game and he won’t be involved. We are analysing what we have to do,” he told the Chronicle.

“If we bring in a striker with more experience he will have a chance to go on loan. We still have to decide. I will talk with him on Sunday and see where we are.”

Coventry's Adam Armstrong and Southend United's Ryan Leonard in actionCoventry's Adam Armstrong and Southend United's Ryan Leonard in action

It now remains to be seen whether Armstrong does make another loan move away from Newcastle this summer.

Given the form he showed last season there is likely to be a long list of potential suitors should the Magpies decide to make him available for loan.

The player may be wise to push for the move regardless of whether another striker arrives, with game time likely to be hard to come by even if one does not.

Coventry City's Adam Armstrong celebrates scoring their first goal with teammatesCoventry City's Adam Armstrong celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates

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