Fabrizio Romano has just provided a fairly definitive update on Chelsea striker Armando Broja and it could signal the end of West Ham United’s hopes of signing him.
Michail Antonio has been West Ham’s only striker since January 2021 but that has all changed now.
After the arrival of Scamacca, David Moyes is far from done and is still keen to bring Broja to the London Stadium from Chelsea (The Athletic).
It seems as though the Scot’s chances of doing just that are slim to none now though, with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel allegedly keen to keep the Albania international at Stamford Bridge.
The fact that we’ve signed Gianluca Scamacca makes that easier to accept but missing out on Broja will still be somewhat of a blow for the Hammers…
Fabrizio Romano shares Armando Broja update
It seems as though the 20-year-old’s immediate future could well lie with Chelsea.
Highly-respected Italian football journalist Romano has claimed that Tuchel is insistent on keeping the young striker at Stamford Bridge:
Missing out on Broja would be a real shame.
We would love the 20-year-old Chelsea ace at the club.
He has been described as an ‘exceptional’ striker by The Athletic. Meanwhile, One Football label him as ‘lethal’. And Albania coach Sergio Porrini called him ‘devastating’.
Broja seems to be ideally suited to West Ham and considering the way in which he stretches the opposition with tireless runs into the channels, it’s easy to see why Moyes wants to sign him.
The update from Fabrizio Romano on Armando Broja is undoubtedly a blow for West Ham but as mentioned earlier, the fact that we have signed Gianluca Scamacca makes it a lot less frustrating than it would have been a week ago.