Journalist Terry Flewers has shared the latest news regarding a potential move to West Ham United for Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
The Lowdown: Broja transfer interest
According to a report by Goal, a host of clubs are queuing up to sign the 20-year-old this summer. It is said that Serie A trio AC Milan, Inter Milan and Napoli, alongside Premier League outfits Southampton, Newcastle and West Ham, are all interested in the forward.
The Albania international enjoyed a strong start to the season on loan at St Mary’s, having scored four goals in 13 games before Christmas. However, the second half of the campaign did not go as planned for Broja, with the player reportedly unhappy in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
The Latest: Flewers’ update on Broja
Taking to Twitter, Flewers has shared the latest update on Broja’s future, with the youngster currently set to return to his parent club Chelsea.
The journalist claimed: “Armando Broja to West Ham is ON”, adding: “West Ham started working on this deal in January. Nothing advanced yet.”
Flewers subsequently tweeted: “Chelsea have made no decision so it’s difficult for #whufc to do anything more right now. West Ham want on a perm. Very early stages right now.”
The Verdict: Go for it
Considering the striker’s raw athletic ability, this would be a great signing for David Moyes, who could utilise another centre-forward as competition for Michail Antonio.
Demonstrated by his rank in the 86th percentile for aerial duels won (4.28 per 90 minutes) when compared with positional peers in Europe’s top five leagues (via FBRef), Broja is dominant in the air, so the Irons would be getting a ‘dangerous’ threat in front of goal, in the words of Hasenhuttl.
Would Broja be a good signing for West Ham?
Therefore, Broja could be the right man for the Hammers if they are able to persuade Chelsea to do a deal for the Albania youngster.
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