Adam Armstrong has been called up the England Under-21 side for the first time, but Newcastle fans do not want the young striker back next season.
Newcastle will reportedly be open to offers for Adam Armstrong this summer, despite the striker’s impressive loan spell with Blackburn.
The Magpies are of course desperate for a new goalscorer this summer, but it seems the 21 year-old is not the answer, and fans are all in agreement with the decision.
Local players like Armstrong are often given the benefit of the doubt from fans even if they are lacking in quality, but the striker has clearly not done enough to convince fans he deserves a chance.
The pacey youngster has earned his England call-up with nine goals in 17 League One starts for Blackburn, but his previous loan spells with Barnsley and Bolton were major disappointments.
The fact that Armstrong’s two successful loan spells (Coventry and Blackburn) have come in League One says all fans need to know it seems, and they all agree it’s the right decision to cash in on the youngster.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
If we want to get relegated
— Matthew Logan Turnbu (@Matty01207) May 20, 2018
No, unfortunately he’s just not at the level he needs to be at. However the fans would love a local hero again…
— NUFC1892 (@TOONANDY1986) May 20, 2018
He is the next Michael Chopra not the next Alan Shearer … unfortunately.
— Gdublar (@Garywilson3) May 20, 2018
No. We need to be improving on what we have. In all honesty I’d sell all three strikers and get some new ones in. We could probably raise £30-40m doing that.
— Brian Parkin (@BrianNUFC) May 20, 2018
No he’s a championship player for now are league 1
— Davey G (@daveyontheg) May 20, 2018
We cannot afford to give him a chance he has barely shined in League1 nevermind PL.
— KDLToon (@Toon_KDL) May 20, 2018
Yet to be a success in the Championship. Proved himself as a goalscorer in Leauge One.
Needs two consistent seasons in the Championship for me first.
— James (@james_89d) May 20, 2018
Championship/league 1 is his level!!!
— johnh (@gizbyker1) May 20, 2018