Adam Armstrong insists that leaving Newcastle United was ‘the best thing I’ve done’ following a prolific season in the Championship with Blackburn, while speaking to Rovers’ official website.
Look away now Newcastle supporters.
When the Magpies sold Adam Armstrong and Ivan Toney for a combined fee of around £2.6 million, they obviously had no idea just how prolific the young duo would prove to be away from St James’ Park.
With 31 strikes recorded during his debut season at Brentford, Toney has just broken the all-time record for the most goals scored in a single Championship campaign.
Armstrong was his closest challenger, finding the net 28 times for a Blackburn side who finished in a highly disappointing 15th place.
As a result, both Toney and Armstrong are worth a damn sight more than Newcastle sold them for, with The Sun suggesting that the latter will cost a cool £25 million amid interest from West Ham and Everton.
“Signing for Rovers has been the best thing I’ve done,” Armstrong explained. “Getting all these games and scoring a lot of goals, I’m really happy with how it’s gone.
“I knew it would be a hard decision for me to leave Newcastle but it was one that I had to make. Rovers was the best thing for me and it’s been the best decision I’ve made.”
While Toney is almost certain to be playing Premier League football next season – with or without Brentford – it remains to be seen if anyone is willing to pay the fee Blackburn want for their quicksilver centre-forward.