However, following Brentford’s promotion to English football’s top flight, getting the 25-year-old out of the west London outfit may prove difficult.
Who would you rather have?
It could see teams such as West Ham be forced to look elsewhere, and Deane has suggested that Blackburn forward Armstrong could be a good option after hearing that the Hammers are reportedly interested in the 24-year-old, who could cost £16m.
“You can go into the Championship and get good players. Look at Ivan Toney who’s just come up with Brentford.
“Certainly, I think you can get value in the Championship. Adam Armstrong, we haven’t had supporters in grounds and they [Blackburn] need to kind of strengthen their squad.
“So that [selling the player to West Ham] may be a way of doing it and then getting the next Adam Armstrong.”
Like Toney, Armstrong was very prolific in the Championship last season, scoring 28 goals in 40 appearances. If Toney really is not an option, then the Blackburn man could be a good alternative.