Clear as day that West Ham should move for striker Armando Broja now as rivals Chelsea mull the loan star’s future.
Albanian forward Broja has been a revelation on loan at Southampton from West Ham’s London rivals Chelsea.
With the likes of Romelu Lukaku and a host of world class talent ahead of him at Chelsea, the 20-year-old Slough born striker’s long-term future looks almost certain to be away from Stamford Bridge.
The big surprise during this window so far is that West Ham HAVEN’T been linked with Broja.
David Moyes has been linked with everyone else it seems.
But Broja fits the Scot’s West Ham recruitment policy down to a tee.
Young, powerful, athletic and hungry to prove himself at the top level.
The Evening Standard claims Chelsea will decide this week whether to sell Broja or not.
Southampton are obviously pushing for a permanent deal.
Clear as day that West Ham should move for striker Armando Broja now as rivals Chelsea mull future
But the Standard claims a number of unnamed clubs have also made their interest clear.
“A number of clubs in the Premier League and across Europe have been asked to be kept informed of the situation, meaning Southampton are keen to explore the possibility of striking a deal this month in order to ward off any interest in the summer should Broja continue his fine form,” the Standard claims.
Who knows perhaps West Ham are one of them.
After all Moyes did reveal he has made several bids for players “behind the scenes” this month.
Broja is a real nuisance and powerhouse. He would make a brilliant focal point for West Ham’s attack.
The Hammers have the added incentive of European football to dangle as a carrot should they move for Broja.
And move for him they should.
Michail Antonio has been brilliant for West Ham as a converted striker.
But there are clear gaps in Antonio’s game when it comes to playing up top with his movement often not at the required level.
Broja is a natural striker and it has showed in his performances for Saints this season.
Moyes and head of recruitment Rob Newman will be well aware of Broja’s talents. And they need to get on the phone to Thomas Tuchel quickly this week if Chelsea decide to let him go.