Report: Bradford City to renew interest in Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong this summer

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

It is claimed that Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez wants to see more from the striker, who was wanted by Bradford City a year ago.

Barnsley’s Adam Armstrong celebrates after scoring their first goalBarnsley’s Adam Armstrong celebrates

Bradford City will renew their interest in Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong this summer, the Chronicle reports.

Armstrong has played his final game for temporary employers Barnsley, who are the visitors at St James' Park on Sunday.

And with Newcastle back in the Premier League next season, another loan move is on the cards for the England youth international, who scored six goals in 21 starts for the Tykes.

According to Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom, Armstrong will not return to Oakwell next season, opening the door for others to pounce.

Bradford were among the clubs keen on the 20-year-old during last summer's transfer window, but lost out as Newcastle favoured a Championship move.

And it is claimed the Magpies are keen to give Armstrong another chance to impress in the second tier, after he previously excelled at Coventry City during last season's League One campaign - although Rafa Benitez wants to see more from him next time around.

Newcastle United manager Rafa BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Bradford's chances are therefore likely to hinge on their success in this month's play-offs, for which they are the favourites with many bookmakers.

Newcastle loaned Alex Gilliead to Valley Parade in January and the winger has made five starts for the Bantams to date.

Carlisle United's Alex Gilliead in action with Everton's Tom CleverleyAlex Gilliead (centre) in action for Carlisle United

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