Adam Armstrong has left Newcastle United on a permanent basis this summer, and took to social media to send the Magpies a classy message.

A number of Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to respond after Adam Armstrong posted a classy statement on social media after completing his move away from St James’ Park this summer.

Armstrong has been one of the few academy graduates who has seemingly threatened to break into the Magpies first-team on a regular basis in the last few years, having impressed on a couple of loan spells with Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers.

Unfortunately, he had not quite managed to take his chance when given an opportunity for Newcastle’s senior side over the years, so it would not have been the greatest surprise when it was announced that he has returned to Blackburn on a permanent basis this summer.

Armstrong spent more than a decade on Newcastle’s books, so it is also unsurprising that he decided to post a heartfelt statement on social media where he insisted that he will continue to support the Magpies and outlined how much of an honour it was to play for the club.

It is a classy gesture from the youngster, and several members of the Toon Army have responded in a similarly admirable way. All of the supporters appear to have wished Armstrong well at his new club, while many have expressed a sense of regret that he has been let go.

There are plenty of fans who feel that the striker was not given enough of a chance to prove that he could be a success at Newcastle, and they are hoping that he goes on to prove that the Magpies were hasty in letting him go.

Here is Armstrong’s message on Twitter as well as some of the responses from the Newcastle fans…

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