In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee believes the club will be regretting the day they sold Adam Armstrong to Blackburn Rovers.
It has been a breakout season for the Newcastle academy graduate as he is the Championship’s third top scorer with 19 goals in 33 games, despite his season being slightly derailed by an injury.
He has been linked with a remarkable return back to Tyneside after proving himself in the Championship for the last three seasons with 55 goals in 153 games with Rovers potentially preferring to sell him back to Newcastle to avoid paying out on the 40% sell-on clause.
Armstrong featured 21 times for the Magpies registering just one assist, however this included just four starts with three of those coming in cup competitions.
Speaking on how he predicted that Newcastle would regret selling Armstrong and what one thing would make him a more in-demand striker, Lee told FFC:
“When he left Newcastle, I said at the time that they’ll regret letting him go because he’s a goalscorer.
“People probably don’t give him the credit that he deserves because of his size and shape, but so what if he’s smaller? I don’t care what size or shape you are, you could be 20 stone as long as you score goals.
“It doesn’t matter what shape you are. I think if he was six-foot-four then he’d be worth £50 million so I don’t understand the logic.”
Armstrong was with his boyhood club from 2006 until Blackburn signed him permanently in 2018 for £1.7 million.
With Newcastle staring relegation in the face, it remains to be seen if Armstrong would still be an option either if they survive or if they go down.