A special Guardian transfer report has made a big claim about a West Ham move for Chelsea star Armando Broja.
A Chelsea expert speaking to Hammers News recently claimed the Todd Boehly takeover could be in West Ham’s interests over striker Broja.
West Ham were first linked with a move for Chelsea-owned Broja earlier this season after seriously catching the eye on loan at Southampton (Football Insider).
Sky Sports has reported that Broja is on David Moyes’s list of striker targets for the summer window with a forward being a top priority for West Ham.
And Jamie Redknapp claimed live on Sky Sports last month that he has heard the Chelsea academy product – who he has known since he was 14 – is wanted by West Ham in a permanent move this summer.
Moyes has been searching for the right striker to bring to West Ham ever since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax 18 months ago.
Football Insider claimed last week that West Ham have made an approach to Chelsea to sign Broja after having him watched closely throughout last season by head of recruitment Rob Newman.
Now a special Guardian transfer report has made a big claim about a West Ham move for Chelsea star Broja.
In a special feature, The Guardian teamed up with football data experts WhoScored – formerly Opta – to analyse and name one player each of the 20 Premier League clubs should sign to best suit them.
The Guardian’s Ben McAleer for WhoScored named Broja and West Ham as the perfect match.
“Michail Antonio once again shouldered the attacking burden for West Ham this season, scoring 10 goals and providing eight assists,” The Guardian reports.
“However, it’s a gamble to expect him to remain fit for the duration of the season. Adding another out-and-out striker would take some of the pressure off the 32-year-old.
“The Chelsea forward Armando Broja spent last season on loan at Southampton, where he scored six times for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side.
“It may not seem prolific but James Ward-Prowse was their top scorer with just 10 goals. At 20 years of age, there is more to come from the Albanian.”
And let’s hope it is West Ham that reap the benefits.
For the leading football data experts to name Broja as the perfect signing for West Ham says it all.
We can only hope the Hammers manage to get a deal done because Moyes simply cannot go into another season with only Antonio up front.