The Lowdown: On the list
Broja is reportedly on the list of striker targets at St. James’ Park, as his long-term future at Chelsea is unclear after he was sent out on loan to Southampton last season.
And the 20-year-old did impress at St. Mary’s, scoring a total of nine goals (Transfermarkt), and so could have earned himself a permanent move to another Premier League club.
The Latest: Agbonlahor stance
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor has now urged the Magpies to act on their interest in Broja by signing him:
“I think Broja is a top, top player but maybe his form in the second half of the season put a few suitors off.
“Clubs will want him, but he tailed off in the second half of the season.
“But if I was Newcastle or Leeds, clubs who need strikers, I’d be doing everything I could to get him in.
“He’s shown what he can do in the Premier League. He’s a threat, he’s big, he’s strong.
“The clubs will just have to hope that he can do it over a whole season, not just six months.”
The Verdict: Get it done
After signing goalkeeper Nick Pope, central defender Sven Botman and left-back Matt Targett, the North East club can now focus on attacking additions.
Should Newcastle sign Broja?
Callum Wilson will need someone to help ease the goalscoring burden off of him next season, and with just two goals since arriving on Tyneside from Burnley in the January transfer window, Chris Wood is struggling to provide that.
Thus, bringing in Broja, who has the comfort blanket of playing top-flight football last term, makes a lot of sense.
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