April 19, 2021

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Everton stalking Armstrong from Blackburn | FootballFanCast.com


Carlo Ancelotti is expected to urge Everton to start a chase for Blackburn Rovers forward Adam Armstrong in the summer transfer window.

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According to Football Insider, the Toffees started following Armstrong and asked scouts to watch the Rovers sensation in action against AFC Bournemouth on Monday.

Armstrong has been one of the Championship’s most notable talents this season and his efforts at Ewood Park have not been in vain in Merseyside.

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The 24-year-old has 20 goals and three assists in all competitions, including 19 in 34 league games for the division’s third-best record behind Ivan Toney (28) and Teemu Pukki (25).

Everton are monitoring Armstrong’s situation as his prolific record puts club chiefs on high alert, with the Goodison Park outfit set to be in the market for a new center-forward this offseason.

The Blues are expected to part ways with the winter signing of Joshua King when his contract expires in June, as doubts have arisen over the future of Cenk Tosun and Moise Kean, with both being available for suitable offers.

Blackburn is expected to value Armstrong at £ 25million with Newcastle United being liable for 40% of all fees received, while the striker also has West Ham interest with David Moyes reportedly carrying out checks personal, according to The Sun.

Brighton and Hove Albion have also been linked, with Newcastle reportedly ready to re-sign their academy product regardless of the outcome of their Premier League fight for survival.

Should Everton sign Armstrong from Blackburn?

Ancelotti could do a lot worse than urge Everton owner Farhad Moshiri to fund a chase of Armstrong during the offseason, when the Goodison Park team scramble to beef up the attacking options of the Italian.

The Blues will likely have to respect Blackburn’s valuation in its entirety to catch up with Armstrong given widespread Premier League interest, but would gain a deadly center-forward in the West Denton-born leader.

Armstrong has thrived at second tier this season in a Rovers side that saw any hope of promotion completely shattered, with Play-Off positions almost out of reach with a 20-point deficit at Sixth-place Reading with eight games. to play.

That can’t be said for Toney or Pukki, with the league’s top scorers playing for sides vying for automatic promotion with Brentford third and Norwich topping the table with an eight-point lead over second-placed Watford.

Armstrong also averages the most shots per game in the second tier this season with 4.6 to 1.1 more than Pukki and 1.7 more than Toney – while only five players in the division have attempted more than outside the box (1,3), by Who scored.

What counted against Armstrong was that the £ 17,000-a-week star missed five games with a hamstring injury before returning to face Bournemouth on Monday, depriving Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray of a striker whom he praises for his “dynamic movement”.

Mowbray also hails Armstrong for his ‘incredible attributes’ and was surprised that no Premier League side requested his signing in January, which Ancelotti should see that is not the case this summer if moves are secured for Tosun and Kean to leave Everton.

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