Newcastle in contact with 19 goal striker as relegation battle hots up

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has opened talks with teenage loan sensation Adam Armstrong, according to the Chronicle Live.

The 19-year old forward has excelled while on loan at League One promotion hopefuls Coventry City, scoring 19 goals for the Sky Blues.

Amidst the continued toil of the Magpies’ frontline, who have often struggled to score this season, there had been growing calls to see the academy graduate brought back to Tyneside.

The Geordie ace visited the club’s Benton training base on Sunday and reportedly had talks with the new Spanish manager.

Following the sacking of Steve McClaren, the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager has arrived at St. James’ Park in order to steer them away from relegation.

Though the 54-year old has an exit clause in his contract in case the Toon Army succumb to the drop, Coventry counterpart Tony Mowbray has revealed there has been contact.

‘He has been up there, been in the building, seen the manager and is back here in training so it doesn’t appear as if anything is happening.’

‘If he gets called back this week we would look at the loan situation – I’m not sure there’s another star player out the but we would just want to bring in another option.’