Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Southampton for the transfer of striker Adam Armstrong.
Via their official Twitter account, they said that a fee had been agreed with Saints and that Armstrong was travelling to the South Coast to finalise the deal.
A second tweet also showed a video of Rovers boss Tony Mowbray confirming the news in his own words by saying:
"“Everything is agreed. I’m not sure there is much to prevent that deal from going through. Adam is fit, he will be doing his medical. Things moved in different directions over the last few days and ultimately, as I said after the game the other day, I think it is only right that the club had a valuation. It needed to be met and Southampton are the team that ultimately came up with the deal that was right for our football club.”"
Southampton need to complete final details with player
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Saints will just need to confirm personal terms and complete a medical with Armstrong to fully be able to call him their player. By Mowbray’s words, Blackburn are fully expecting the deal to go through.
A striker with a highly-impressive record will be arriving at St Mary’s and he will have a point to prove at Premier League level.
64 goals and 19 assists in 160 games for Blackburn has seen Saints spend £15m on him, and those on the South Coast will be hoping to see him hit the ground running in the top-flight.
Given that the deal seems to be moving very fast, perhaps Saints fans will get their first glimpse of Armstrong in action in the Premier League opener against Everton this coming Saturday.
On paper, Armstrong has some traits that are similar to former Saints striker Danny Ings. He runs off the shoulder of defenders to create a lot of his chances and could fit in well with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s fluid front four because of this.
He will join Che Adams, Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott as the main striker options, with Michael Obafemi and Shane Long behind them but still potentially leaving the club before the end of the transfer window.
The loan signing of young Chelsea forward Armando Broja could also be confirmed soon to add another option to the forward line.