West Ham may well have a huge advantage over Newcastle in the race to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja this summer.
The Hammers are battling it out with Newcastle to sign the talented 20-year-old Chelsea attacker according to TEAMtalk.
The Magpies’ new-found wealth puts them in a very strong position in the transfer market this summer.
Meanwhile, David Moyes won’t have such lavish funds at his disposal at the London Stadium.
Broja would be a superb signing for either West Ham or Newcastle. At first glance, it might be easy to assume that the Toon would have an advantage over the Hammers in the race to sign the Chelsea forward.
We believe that the East London outfit may well have one very big advantage over the Tyneside club though…
West Ham in box seat to beat Newcastle to Chelsea striker
Sky Sports recently claimed that the Hammers are prioritising a move to sign the Albania international this summer.
And we believe that West Ham boss David Moyes could have a big advantage over Newcastle manager Eddie Howe.
Broja will be keen to showcase his talent on the biggest stage next season. And the Hammers can offer the 20-year-old the chance to compete in Europe – something that Newcastle cannot.
In addition to that, Broja will have a greater chance of regular first-team football at West Ham. Newcastle have three strikers all competing for the starting spot – Callum Wilson, Chris Wood and Dwight Gayle.
Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin can also play up front. Meanwhile at West Ham, Michail Antonio is the only recognised centre-forward.
West Ham are a club on the rise. Newcastle are as well, but their project is in its infancy.
It’s not an understatement to say that West Ham signing Broja would be a huge blow for Newcastle. The Chelsea ace is one of the most talented young forwards on the planet at the moment and he could genuinely take us to a new level entirely next season.
Broja spent last season on loan from Chelsea at Southampton and he massively impressed.
The Albanian proved that he is a striker who is well capable of succeeding at the very highest level.
The Chelsea owned ace is strong, quick and is a really, really good finisher. Broja bagged nine goals and one assist in 38 games for Southampton last season (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.
Broja is strong as an ox and has fairly decent pace as well.
He has been described as an ‘exceptional’ striker by The Athletic.
Broja seems to be ideally suited to West Ham, so getting him signed up will be pivotal for David Moyes this summer.
And in my view, West Ham stand a good chance of beating Newcastle to the signing of Chelsea striker.
Whether he ends up at the London Stadium or St James’ Park remains to be seen though…