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Southampton full £15m Adam Armstrong switch as former Blackburn Rovers ace, 24, strikes to St Mary’s on a four-year

ADAM ARMSTRONG hailed his “excellent” transfer to Southampton as he accomplished his comeback to the Premier League.

The striker, 24, left Blackburn Rovers in a £15million deal plus add-ons and signed a four-year contract at St Mary’s.


Adam Armstrong has accomplished his transfer to Southampton from BlackburnCredit: Getty

Previous membership Newcastle United, the place Armstrong made 15 Prem appearances, might be due 40 per cent of the revenue on the payment.

The swap ended a profitable day for Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl who additionally landed Chelsea whizkid Armando Broja on mortgage earlier on Tuesday.

Armstrong, who hit 29 Championship objectives final time period, stated: “It’s unbelievable to be right here – such a large membership with a fantastic fanbase and it’s simply one thing that I’m actually wanting ahead to.

“I believed it was excellent as my subsequent step. I needed to get again to the Premier League from what I’ve finished for Blackburn, so I’m over the moon.”

Saints beat off competitors from Norwich and Crystal Palace to land the previous youth worldwide.

Irish striker Michael Obafemi might now go the opposite method and depart St Mary’s for Ewood Park.

Hasenhuttl added: “Adam was an enormous goal for us this summer time, so we’re very happy to have added him to the squad, particularly as there was a number of curiosity in him from different golf equipment too.

“He’s at an excellent stage of his profession for him to be coming right here.


“He’s a younger, dynamic participant who has developed properly to date and already has good expertise, in addition to a powerful goalscoring file, and I consider we are able to now assist him realise much more of his potential.”

The mortgage of Albania striker Broja, 19, noticed Southampton raid Chelsea’s academy for a THIRD time this summer time following the everlasting signings of defenders Tino Livramento, 18, and Dynel Simeu 19.

SunSport understands Saints should not finished with their close-season enterprise but as they need a flexible centre-back who can even play in holding midfield.

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