Journalist Ryan Taylor has taken to Twitter to claim that Southampton should confirm the signing of forward Adam Armstrong later today.
The Daily Express columnist took to Twitter in response to the Saints’ announcement video confirming a separate loan deal for young Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
In his response, the journalist indicated that he expects the Armstrong deal ‘to be confirmed later today’ pending a successful medical on Tuesday morning.
Twitter: Love this, exciting move. Also expecting Adam Armstrong to be confirmed later today. He’ll undergo a medical this m… https://t.co/FWLk6AWsxn (@RyanTaylorSport)
Blackburn Rovers have previously taken to social media to publicly confirm that their star forward Armstrong is travelling to Southampton to complete a move to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
Taking to Twitter, a key point in a statement from the club read:
“The player will now travel down to the south coast to finalise the move.”
Armstrong was the Championship’s second-highest scorer in the Championship with 28 goals to his name, bettered only by Ivan Toney of newly promoted side Brentford.
Toney broke the previous goal-scoring record in the Championship set by then-Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray, though Armstrong came close to matching the record.
The ex-Newcastle striker can also feature adeptly on either wing and joined Blackburn for less than £2 million from Newcastle in 2016.
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Southampton securing a proven finisher that boasts versatility represents a deal laced with promise.
The Saints will need to recruit shrewdly if they are to fill the void left by Danny Ings’ departure.
Between Armstrong, Broja and Che Adams, Hasenhuttl can choose from a range of different options – surely at least one striker will be able to shoulder the striking burden going into the new season.