According to Blackburn Rovers CEO Steve Waggott, Newcastle have a ‘big’ sell-on clause if Adam Armstrong leaves Ewood Park.
Speaking to Lancs Live, the Rovers supremo said: ‘We got a good price, albeit with a big sell-on, but he does what it says on the tin.’
The Chronicle state that it was Rafa Benitez in 2018 who sanctioned the 23-year-old forward’s departure from St James’ Park, for a fee of just £1.7 million.
However, the Spaniard also sanctioned the deal knowing about the sell-on clause negotiated with Blackburn.
If Armstrong keeps his stunning form up, then Newcastle could secure themselves millions if an interested club makes a big-money swoop for the West Denton-born marksman.
So far this season, the Englishman has scored 12 goals in 12 games, including 11 goals in just ten Championship appearances.
Waggott also reveals that Blackburn would consider an offer in the region of £25 million – £30 million for their talisman.
While The Chronicle state that Blackburn have not disclosed the value of the sell-on clause, we do know that it’s a ‘big’ one.
Even if it’s only 10%, that would see the Magpies land £3 million if Armstrong was sold for £30 million.
The Blackburn No.7 isn’t the only ex-Newcastle player thriving in the Championship right now.
Former Magpie Ivan Toney is one goal behind Armstrong in the Championship scoring charts, having netted ten in 11 games.