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Newcastle should rue promoting “warrior” who’s now price 685% extra

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Newcastle United have didn’t match the performances of final marketing campaign that noticed the membership attain the Champions League for the primary time in over 20 years.

Eddie Howe‘s aspect have struggled massively with accidents through the present season, with the likes of Sven Botman and Callum Wilson lacking for big elements, with the membership’s league place struggling in consequence.

The membership are at present a sizeable distance from the Premier League’s prime 4 with simply eight video games remaining till the tip of the season – enduring a noticeable drop off from final season’s highs.

The Magpies have additionally failed to attain as many objectives this season, with Howe’s aspect missing high quality at each ends because of their present damage issues.

Nevertheless, they might’ve stored maintain of 1 former Newcastle teenager, with the ahead managing to seek out some large type over the past couple of years.

Adam Armstrong’s stats since leaving Newcastle

Ahead Adam Armstrong loved a gentle begin to life within the Championship with Blackburn through the 2018/19 season, scoring 5 and aiding 5 in his first everlasting season away from St James’.

After his first marketing campaign at Ewood Park, the previous Newcastle teenager by no means regarded again, scoring 16 occasions in 46 video games – with Armstrong the joint-sixth prime scorer within the division.

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Nevertheless, in 2020/21, he bagged 28 Championship objectives that season, a tally solely bettered by one other former Newcastle teenager in Ivan Toney, and noticed Southampton fork out £15m for his signature – with Armstrong again within the Premier League simply three years after his everlasting departure from the Magpies.

It is protected to say he struggled to adapt to the calls for of the Premier League throughout his first two campaigns at St Mary’s with the striker solely managing to seek out the web 4 occasions in his 53 top-flight appearances for the Saints.

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Nevertheless, after relegation on the finish of final season, the now 27-year-old is filled with confidence, with Armstrong having fun with his best-ever marketing campaign by way of purpose contributions.

In his 38 Championship video games below Russell Martin this season, the striker has scored 20 occasions while laying on 11 assists for his teammates – with the ahead boasting probably the most mixed objectives and assists of any participant within the Championship with 31.

Armstrong since leaving Newcastle in 2018

Season (Membership)

Video games

Objectives

2018/19 (Blackburn)

44

5

2019/20 (Blackburn)

46

16

2020/21 (Blackburn)

40

28

2021/22 (Southampton)

23

2

2022/23 (Southampton)

30

2

2023/24 (Southampton)

38

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Stats through Transfermarkt

Adam Armstrong’s market worth in 2024

Six years after leaving the Magpies, striker Armstrong, in accordance with Transfermarkt, now has a market worth of £13.7m – an enormous enhance of 685% from the £1.7m the membership bought him for.

His tally of 73 objectives in six seasons can be an enormous assist to Howe’s aspect, with the 27-year-old doubtlessly being a stable backup to present Magpies ahead Alexander Isak.

The attacking “warrior” – as hailed by Saints boss Martin – would simply be second-choice at St James’. With fellow striker Wilson now aged 32 and combating accidents, the membership would possibly remorse eliminating Armstrong at such a younger age, particularly when the 27-year-old is about to enter his prime.

There isn’t any denying he is didn’t reside as much as expectations within the Premier League throughout his profession, however after his spectacular season for Southampton within the Championship, it may lastly be the time when he makes a mark on the planet’s biggest division.

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