West Ham United are eyeing a move to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea as a replacement for Gianluca Scamacca.

The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg claims that West Ham boss David Moyes is looking to replace Gianluca Scamacca with Chelsea forward Armando Broja in the summer transfer window.

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The Hammers have been linked with a move to sign the 21-year-old striker since last summer, but he suffered an ACL injury back in December that seemingly put paid to a January exit from Stamford Bridge.

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However, he seems to have recovered now and apparently could leave Chelsea this summer.

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New Armando Broja claim made by Jacob Steinberg as West Ham move in for the Chelsea ace

Moyes is absolutely desperate to sign a new forward with Scamacca joining Atalanta – preferably one that suits his counter-attacking system.

Broja missed 30 games through injury for the Blues last season (Transfermarkt). He hasn’t had a proper pre-season this summer either, but the Chelsea attacker is seemingly the man for the job as far as the Scot is concerned.

New Armando Broja claim made by Jacob Steinberg as West Ham move in for the Chelsea ace
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I actually really rate the 21-year-old. Broja seems to be exactly what we need up front – he’s willing to run the channels, is very strong when playing with his back to goal and is incredibly hard to dispossess.

However, there have been footballers in the past who have never come back from rupturing their ACL’s.

Chelsea want around £30 million for Armando Broja (The Star), and I think spending that kind ofd money on him would be too much of a risk for West Ham, considering what happened back in December.

Perhaps if the west London club were willing to lower their demands for the young forward to around £20 million, he’d be worth the risk for the Hammers.


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