Southampton Complete Signing of Adam Armstrong From Blackburn Rovers

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Making their second attacking signing of the summer, Southampton have secured the signature of Blackburn Rovers forward Adam Armstrong.

The 24-year-old joins the club for a reported £15 million deal following a very fine performance in the Championship last season. The Englishman will be expected to step right into the hole left by the departure of Danny Ings.

Armstrong becomes the second attacking signing in recent days for the Saints. The club recently completed a loan move for Chelsea forward Armando Broja. With both signings now under their belt, the captures of both Armstrong and Broja proves the their commitment to replacing their former star.

Southampton Sign Adam Armstrong from Blackburn

56-time Championship Goal Scorer Makes Step Up

Armstrong began his career at Newcastle United. He made 21 senior team appearances with the Magpies before departing the club in January of 2018. Armstrong spent most of his senior team time out on loan from Newcastle, featuring for the likes of Coventry City, Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers.

However, it was his final loan move to Blackburn that proved most successful. Prior to that move, the 24-year-old had recorded just 29 goals in 119 senior level appearances. After making the move to Ewood Park, Armstrong’s fortune changed for the better. Since joining on loan at the start of the 2018 campaign, Armstrong has amassed 64 goals and 19 assists in 160 appearances.

Last season saw the 24-year-old find the back of the net 29 times, while also chipping in five assists, catching the attention of several clubs in the top-flight.

Now back playing in the Premier League for the first time since 2015, Armstrong has a point to prove. Should he build off his form last season, he could be a massive signing for Southampton. However, given the reported fee, as well as the Saints’ questionable status this season, this deal also presents a significant risk for both parties.

What Was Said?

Speaking about his move to the St Mary’s Stadium, Armstrong told the club website: “It’s unbelievable to be here – such a massive club with a great fanbase and it’s just something that I’m really looking forward to.

“I thought it was perfect as my next step. I wanted to get back to the Premier League from what I’ve done for Blackburn, so I’m over the moon.”

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