Football leagues around Europe have finished their seasons in the last few weeks, with all the attention shifting from them to the European Championship. The attention of the fans, that is. In the meantime, clubs are knee-deep in an equally exciting season that has little to do with winners and everything to do with the future: the summer transfer window. For sports and betting portals around the world, from ESPN to VietVwin, this time of the year is equally exciting, filled with speculation and exciting competitions between clubs that happen to have their eyes on the same player – like in the case of Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong.
Adam Armstrong has joined Newcastle United in 2006, at the age of 9, and worked his way through its youth academy with success. He was routinely capped for the English national youth team in all age groups from U16 to U21 – he has proven himself to be a versatile goalscorer with a talent for shooting from a distance and a love for dribbling.
His time at Newcastle was riddled with loan spells: he spent time with Coventry City, Barnsley, the Bolton Wanderers, and the Blackburn Rovers. In 2018, the Rovers and Armstrong decided to make it permanent in a four-year contract involving an undisclosed fee. He did great here, scoring 28 goals in his 40 Championship games last season.
Now, in turn, it seems that his time in Blackburn is coming to an end.
The race is on
Apparently, several Premier League clubs would love to see Armstrong’s strong legs strengthen their ranks in the coming season. Over the last few months, reports have emerged about a variety of clubs keeping an eye on him, including Everton – currently on the lookout for a new Number 9 as Josh King’s time at the club is coming to an end.
Everton is not the only team having Armstrong on the radar, though: Norwich City, Southampton, Fulham, and West Ham are also reportedly looking to sign the 24-year-old striker. Apparently, the first two clubs are “in the lead” with the other two also very much still in the race.
What’s the price tag?
The reports differ on this one. The Blackburn Rovers reportedly paid £1.75 million for the player back in 2018. Now, some sources claim that the Riversiders expect at least £15 million for the player, while others expect the fee to be closer to £20 million. At the same time, they are open to receiving offers as well.