The Daily Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards has revealed that Newcastle United have an ‘active interest’ in Armando Broja.
The Lowdown: Contact made
It has been reported that the St. James’ Park outfit have already made contact with Chelsea with regards to the possibility of signing Broja this summer, with a deal to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike far from wrapped up after failing to come to terms with the Frenchman’s representatives.
Of course, the Albania international offers that extra Premier League experience having been on loan at Southampton last season, where he managed to score nine goals in total.
The Latest: ‘Active interest’
Taking to Twitter, Edwards has revealed that the North East club have an ‘active interest’ in Broja, but are waiting to see what Chelsea want to do with their striker:
“Nufc have an active interest in Chelsea forward Armando Broja but are waiting to see what London club want to do with the player. As I said earlier in week, there is a sense of calm at SJP following early transfer breakthroughs and they’re assessing various offensive options.”
The Verdict: Patience needed
There is still over a month until the new season starts, and so patience is needed on Tyneside in order for them to get their striker recruitment right.
Should Newcastle sign Broja?
They have already brought in goalkeeper Nick Pope, central defender Sven Botman and left-back Matt Targett, so now it is just about adding the finishing touches in the final third of the pitch.
Dubbed a ‘dangerous‘ player by Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, and someone who has ‘incredible pace and strength‘ by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, Broja would certainly be a smart addition, but it will be up to Chelsea whether they would be willing to let him go to a top-flight rival.
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