Southampton has reached an agreement with Blackburn on the transfer fee of forward Adam Armstrong.
The 24-year-old has now been allowed to talk to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side and does not expect personal terms to be a problem.
Southampton hopes to sign a new forward after selling last season’s best scorer Denise to Aston Villa Last week at a price of 25 million pounds.
It is understood that Blackburn hopes to sell Armstrong for 20 million pounds. Armstrong scored 29 goals in all the club’s games last season.
Last week, Rangers owner Tony Mowbray said: “Adam knows this number. Everyone has their own valuation, I don’t think we are unrealistic.
“I have already told Adam that if they meet a number he can go to. We will shake hands with him and wish him all the best. The football club will continue to move forward and hope to find a beautiful replacement that can make fans forget Adam quickly. .”
Crystal Palace was also interested in Armstrong, but was rejected.
Norwich is also very interested in the former England U21 international, but their interest has cooled down a few weeks ago and turned to other goals.
As a result of a clause in the 1.8 million pound deal he left St. James’s Park for Ewood Park three years ago, Newcastle will receive 40% of the profit from the sale of Armstrong in Blackburn.
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