Southampton’s on-loan striker Armando Broja looks set for a big West Ham audition tonight ahead of a potential £25m summer move.
Albanian forward Broja 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.
Back in January, Football Insider claimed a West Ham source had told them David Moyes was eyeing a late window bid to sign Broja.
At the time Hammers News spoke to Blues expert Nathaniel Kay from the Chelsea Chronicle about the likelihood of Broja joining West Ham.
In the end West Ham did not make any signings in January, much to the frustration of Hammers fans.
Broja would be ideal for West Ham and their style of play under Moyes. He is strong, athletic, quick, physical and works extremely hard. And boy can he finish too.
He will surely only get better with more games and has proved he has what it takes to lead the line for a Premier League side with eight goals in 16 starts so far for Saints this season.
Broja is expected to start against West Ham for Southampton in tonight’s FA Cup clash at St Mary’s (Hard Tackle).
Striker Armando Broja set for big West Ham audition ahead of potential £25m summer move
So the striker is effectively set for his big West Ham audition in front of Moyes ahead of a potential rumoured £25m summer move.
It will be an interesting side-story to the match after he impressed and caused West Ham problems in Southampton’s 3-2 win at the London Stadium on Boxing Day.
Broja is exactly the sort of young striker West Ham should be investing in.
And problems at Chelsea may make his sale even more likely come the summer window.
At a reported £25m, he could represent a massive bargain too.
West Ham qualifying for Europe again next term could be key in helping their cause to lure Broja to the London Stadium as well as giving him the perfect stage to improve under Moyes.