West Ham United are allegedly now closing in on the signing of talented young Chelsea striker Armando Broja according to Fabrizio Romano.

That’s according to high-profile journalist Fabrizio Romano who claims that the Hammers are really close to agreeing personal terms with the 20-year-old Chelsea hitman.

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News broke yesterday that West Ham are close to signing Broja on a season-long loan from Chelsea and are hopeful of including an option to buy in the deal.

And now Fabrizio Romano has shared just how quickly the deal for West Ham to sign Armando Broja is progressing.

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David Moyes has already been incredibly busy in the summer transfer market, bringing Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Alphonse Areola and Patrick Kelly to the London Stadium.

And signing a top class striker is obviously his main priority now…

Fabrizio Romano drops Armando Broja claim

The 20-year-old appears to be set for a move from Chelsea to West Ham.

Even if it’s a loan deal, we’ll be more than happy – Broja is that good. We must say though, inserting an option to buy clause into the deal will be pivotal for the Hammers.

Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter this morning and claimed that the Albanian is en route back to England from the Unites States in order to thrash out a deal with West Ham:

Let’s hope that the Hammers manage to get this one done quickly and efficiently.

Broja would take us to a whole new level entirely.

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’.

Fabrizio Romano makes a big Armando Broja claim
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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 Chelsea owned ace is strong, quick and is a really, really good finisher. Broja bagged nine goals and one assist in 36 games for Southampton last term (Transfermarkt).

It is his all around game that has been the most impressive thing about him though. The way in which he holds up the ball with his back to goal and brings others into play has been truly magnificent to watch.

The striker absolutely tore the Hammers apart last season, bagging one goal and one assist in three appearances against us. He gave our defenders nightmares and was a total menace to our back line during all three clashes.

And with Fabrizio Romano claiming that Armando Broja is heading back to the UK, it might not be long before we see him in the Claret and Blue.

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