Southampton have completed the signing of Adam Armstrong from Blackburn on a four-year deal. Armstrong scored 28 goals for Blackburn in the 2020/21 Championship season. He joins for an undisclosed fee after narrowly missing out on the golden boot. He arrives at Southampton after they sold their highest scorer, Danny ings for £25m last week.
“It’s unbelievable to be here – such a massive club with a great fanbase and it’s just something that I’m really looking forward to,” adam Armstrong said after completing his move to Southampton. “I thought it was perfect as my next step. I wanted to get back to the Premier League from what I’ve done for Blackburn, so I’m over the moon.”
Adam Armstrong has been capped for the England U21 side five times. He began his career with Newcastle and has enjoyed loan spells at Coventry, Barnsley, Bolton, and Blackburn. The latter signed him on a permanent basis in 2018.
“Adam was a big target for us this summer, so we are very pleased to have added him to the squad, especially as there was a lot of interest in him from other clubs too.” Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said. “He is at a good stage of his career for him to become here. He is a young, dynamic player who has developed well so far and already has good experience, as well as an impressive goalscoring record, and I believe we can now help him realize even more of his potential.”