West Ham are still trying to convince Chelsea to sell Armando Broja this summer, in spite of the imminent arrival of Gianluca Scamacca.
That’s according to a report form The Athletic who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is still keen to get his hands on the Chelsea striker.
The thing is, the Hammers needed to sign another striker before we sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax 18 months ago!
So it could really be argued that Moyes needs to bring another centre-forward to the London Stadium in addition to Scamacca.
And that’s where Chelsea forward Broja comes in…
West Ham trying to get Chelsea to sell Armando Broja
According to a report from The Athletic, the Hammers are still very keen to sign the Albania international from Chelsea, but only on a permanent deal.
The Sun journalist Tom Barclay recently told Give Me Sport that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will demand at least £40 million for the young forward this summer.
We can’t see the Hammers board paying that kind of money for Broja. Perhaps £30 million would be doable through.
And can you imagine the scenes if Moyes brings both Scamacca AND Broja to the London Stadium this summer?? Wow.
We would love the 20-year-old Chelsea ace at the club.
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’.
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.
It’s easy to forget at times that the Albania international is just 20-years-old-old! It’s not often that someone of that age bags nine goals in a season.
He really does seem to be a very special talent.
And if West Ham do manage to follow up the signing of Scamacca by bringing Armando Broja to the London Stadium as well, we really will be in dreamland.