Southampton have confirmed that Adam Armstrong has completed his move to the club with the Saints taking to Twitter to broadcast the news.
The Saints initially teased the signing on Twitter with a Spider-Man-themed meme featuring the face of Stuart Armstrong in reference to both players sharing a surname.
Twitter: https://t.co/99IaIebCPj (@SouthamptonFC)
The ex-Newcastle prospect was then unveiled in a series of montages and interviews showcasing his ball control skills in a Southampton shirt at St. Mary’s.
Twitter: A message from our newest Saint! https://t.co/U8ZEyjMKpe (@SouthamptonFC)
According to the Guardian, Southampton have paid £15 million to secure Armstrong’s services as they looked to bring in another home-grown striker to replace Danny Ings.
Crystal Palace were said to also been keen on the striker but were unwilling to match Blackburn Rovers’ valuation of the striker.
Consequentially, the Saints eventually had a free run at securing the player with Rovers boss Tony Mowbray even publicly confirming that the club had agreed a deal to sell the versatile forward to Southampton.
The 24-year-old, who signed a four-year contract, joins Southampton after scoring 44 Championship goals over the past two seasons.
Twitter: Here he is!
#SaintsFC is delighted to confirm the signing of striker @AdamArma9 on a four-year deal from @Rovers: (@SouthamptonFC)
Of the 65 goals scored in 46 Championship games, Armstrong alone was responsible for 28 of the goals as he finished as the second-highest corer in the league behind former teammate Ivan Toney.
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Winning the race for a proven scorer in Armstrong is no mean feat, with Ings replaced with a younger home-grown alternative.
There are no guarantees that Armstrong will retain his scoring efficiency in the Premier League, but even a modest tally could help to ease the scoring burden on teammates.