A Chelsea expert has told Hammers News there is a ‘strong possibility’ striker Armando Broja could be sold to West Ham.
The Albanian forward 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, one would think the 20-year-old Slough born striker’s long-term future looks almost certain to be away from Stamford Bridge.
We stated last week that it was surprising West Ham had not been linked with Broja given David Moyes has been linked with pretty much everyone else and Broja fits the Scot’s recruitment policy down to a tee.
Well that all changed today when Football Insider ran an exclusive claiming a West Ham source had told them they are eyeing a late window bid to sign Broja in the next week.
Exclusive: Chelsea expert says there is a ‘strong possibility’ Armando Broja could be sold to West Ham
But how realistic is West Ham’s interest in the powerful young forward?
Hammers News has spoken to Blues expert Nathaniel Kay from the Chelsea Chronicle.
And Kay says there is a ‘strong possibility’ West Ham target Broja will be sold.
“I think there is a pretty strong possibility of selling him,” Chelsea Chronicle expert Kay told Hammers News.
“Chelsea are clearly not lacking in attacking players and Thomas Tuchel will want to get the best out of those who have generally struggled (Werner, Havertz, Lukaku).
“The board are usually pretty good at sniffing out a good deal. If they can get £20m plus for a player they raised through the academy, that will be seen as decent business. Plus, they’ve sold to West Ham already this season with Kurt Zouma, so it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if they did so again.
“I think the performances of the likes of Lukaku, Werner and Havertz will play a massive part in this potential move.
“If they can all get 10-15 goals or more before the campaign concludes, then Broja may be viewed as a spare part.
“After succeeding with Southampton, he won’t want to play back up to Chelsea’s current crop of forwards. With the Hammers in Europe – and if they get into Europe again – the thought of changing capital city allegiance would be even more enticing.”
Moyes has admitted he has been searching for a new striker for two years.
Could that search finally be nearing an end?