Journalist Ben Jacobs of CBS has shared his own update on West Ham United and their chances of sealing a deal for Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
The Lowdown: Hammers eye Broja move…
The Albania international, after spending last season on loan at Southampton, has been heavily linked with a switch to the London Stadium amid manager David Moyes’ search for a top striker.
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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, speaking on Tuesday night, claimed to the press that he expects the 20-year-old to remain at Stamford Bridge but reliable journalists followed that up with the reassuring message that West Ham talks are still well and truly on, with Fabrizio Romano even claiming personal terms have been agreed.
The Latest: Jacobs shares Broja update…
Jacobs, sharing news in the last 48 hours, has dropped his own update on West Ham’s chase for the Premier League attacker.
It appears to be a promising one as he claims the Irons are indeed ‘closing in’ on Broja and he is ‘heading to London’ after agreeing personal terms.
One sticking point – both clubs are still to reach a full agreement over whether he will join on loan or permanently.
He explained (via Twitter):
“West Ham closing in on Armando Broja. Albanian heading to London after agreeing personal terms. Chelsea’s position hasn’t changed. They ideally don’t want to sanction a permanent sale. West Ham trying for an outright purchase for around £30m but may have to settle for a loan.”
The Verdict: Promising…
Broja has been tipped to give West Ham and Moyes different options going forward and relieve the reliance on Michail Antonio.
Broja proved to be a real menace in both the FA Cup and top flight matches against West Ham, leaving little wonder Moyes is very eager to add the starlet to his roster.
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