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General view of the Newcastle United sign during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United are rumoured to be keen on re-signing Adam Armstrong.

Adam Armstrong of Blackburn Rovers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Hull City at Ewood Park on February 11, 2020 in Blackburn, England.

According to Lancs Live, Newcastle United are thought to be interested in re-signing Blackburn Rovers attacker Adam Armstrong – but Crystal Palace may also be keen.

It's claimed that Newcastle are believed to be one of the clubs interested in Armstrong, but Palace boss Roy Hodgson is an 'admirer' of the attacker from his work in the England setup.

Blackburn are seemingly aware of the interest, and would allegedly demand an eight-figure fee for Armstrong, with more than two years still left on his contract.

 

Paying eight figures for Armstrong would be tough to swallow for Newcastle, as Rafael Benitez sold him to Blackburn for just £3million less than two years ago.

Blackburn could more than triple their money on Armstrong if they do sell, and a return to St James' Park would surely be appealing to the 23-year-old.

Armstrong is a lifelong Newcastle fan, and spent 12 years coming up through the ranks with the Magpies, making 21 first-team appearances.

Adam Armstrong of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Pre-season friendly match between FC Porto and Newcastle at Estadio do Dragao on July 28, 2018 in Porto, Portugal.

He was never really given a proper run though, and having gone away and thrived at Blackburn with 10 goals and six assists this season, he may feel he is in a better state to make an impact at Newcastle.

Capable of playing wide or up front, Armstrong could offer a versatile attacking option for Steve Bruce, and ease some of the goalscoring burden on the struggling Joelinton.

Still, paying more than £10million for a player sold for just £3million seems like something Mike Ashley wouldn't be too keen on, and the lingering threat of Palace is a concern too as interest mounts in the in-form attacker.

General view of the Newcastle United sign during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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