Transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano names price being discussed for Chelsea man Armando Broja and it leaves West Ham no excuse.
Recently we suggested here on Hammers News that Broja would be the perfect signing for West Ham in the January transfer window.
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 in our report 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 this week 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.
Hammers News spoke to Blues expert Nathaniel Kay from the Chelsea Chronicle who told us there was a ‘strong possibility’ Broja could be sold to West Ham.
Moyes has admitted recently that he has struggled to sign a striker despite trying to do so for the last two years.
The Hammers boss said the players were either not available or too expensive.
Fabrizio Romano names price for Chelsea man Armando Broja and it leaves West Ham no excuse
Well now transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano has named the price being discussed for Broja between Southampton and Chelsea to make the deal permanent.
And at just £25m there is simply no excuse for West Ham not to be right in the mix.
“Understand Southampton are now expected to launch a £25m record bid for Albanian striker Armando Broja,” Romano said on Twitter.
“Proposal to be submitted soon.
“Let’s see Chelsea position – as Thomas Tuchel is a big admirer of Broja. “He’s our player”, Tuchel said few days ago.”
Moyes admitted at the weekend that the West Ham board have given him their full backing to sign players.
West Ham co-owners David Sullivan, Daniel Kretinsky and David Gold have told Moyes to ‘go and get what he needs’ according to the Scot.
A fee of £25-30m for a powerful forward with so much potential like Broja seems an absolute no brainer given Chris Wood went to Newcastle for a similar fee this month.
If Broja is available at that kind of price there is simply no excuse for West Ham not to be leading the charge to sign him.