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Norwich and Southampton to battle it out to sign Blackburn star Adam Armstrong

Norwich and Southampton to battle it out for Blackburn star Adam Armstrong with Premier League duo the frontrunners to land £8m striker as he enters final year of his deal

  • Norwich and Southampton lead the race to sign Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong
  • The Premier League duo have emerged as the main contenders to land him
  • Armstrong scored 28 goals in 40 Championship appearances last season
  • Rovers may decide to cash-in on the striker, given he has one year left on his deal

Norwich and Southampton are heading for a battle for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.

The Premier League pair have emerged as two of the main contenders to land prolific former Newcastle frontman Armstrong.

Armstrong had a brilliant campaign last season, netting 28 goals in 40 Championship appearances and finishing just five strikes short of the division’s record-breaking top scorer Ivan Toney.

Norwich and Southampton will battle it out to sign Blackburn's star striker Adam Armstrong

Norwich and Southampton will battle it out to sign Blackburn’s star striker Adam Armstrong

Blackburn would prefer to keep hold of Armstrong but with just a year left on his contract this summer also represents one of the final chances to secure a fee for the 24-year-old.

Due to his contract status they are willing to cash in on Armstrong, who has also been linked with West Ham, for a fee of around £8m.

Norwich are in the market for reinforcements to bolster their squad ahead of their return to the Premier League next season.

Armstrong scored 28 goals in 40 Championship appearances for Rovers last season

Armstrong scored 28 goals in 40 Championship appearances for Rovers last season

Meanwhile, Armstrong is on Southampton’s list should they choose to pursue a striker once they have wrapped up the signing of a full back first.

That is currently their priority and they are closing in on a deal for Stade Brest left back Romain Perraud.


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