Newcastle are threatening to derail West Ham United’s attempts to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja this summer.
That’s according to a report from Goal who claim that Newcastle have now joined the Hammers in the race for the 20-year-old Chelsea striker’s signature.
And that is obviously very bad news for West Ham.
Newcastle have the richest owners in world football after they were taken over by the Saudi Investment Fund towards the end of last year.
And Eddie Howe will undoubtedly be handed lavish funds in the transfer market this summer.
That could come in handy with Chelsea allegedly demanding around £40 million for Broja (The Sun).
Meanwhile, West Ham won’t have unlimited resources. So it’s obvious to see how Newcastle could be a problem for us…
Newcastle to battle West Ham for Broja in the summer
The Magpies have joined the Hammers in the race for the talented young Chelsea forward according to a report from Goal.
It’s not an understatement to say that this news could rock West Ham. 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 has spent this season on loan from Chelsea at Southampton and has massively impressed.
The Albanian has proven 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 has bagged nine goals and one assist in 36 games for Southampton this 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.
He has been described as an ‘exceptional’ striker by The Athletic.
Broja seems to be ideally suited to West Ham, so missing out on him to Newcastle would obviously be a massive blow for us.
Let’s just hope that the lure of European football is enough to convince the Albania international to move to the London Stadium rather than St James’ Park in the summer transfer window.