Armando Broja could leave Chelsea if he doesn’t have instant playing time
Transfer News: Armando Broja could leave Chelsea if he doesn’t get instant playing time
Chelsea striker Armando Broja is currently in high demand and the Blues may be willing to listen to offers for him this summer. This is according to the CBS reporter Ben Jacobs (h/t football.london), who report that the Albanian is open to a permanent transfer if he doesn’t get instant playing time.
Broja, a fresh graduate from Chelsea, spent last season on loan at fellow Premier League side Southampton. This is where he made his mark and caught the attention of several clubs. West Ham United, Napoli and Newcastle United are all said be interested in securing the services of the 20-year-old.
His return from nine goals in 38 appearances last season caught the eye of many and, unsurprisingly, boosted his hopes at Stamford Bridge. Broja seems convinced of the same and after a few loan spells he is looking to play regularly at Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel wants to assess the player first during the pre-season and then decide on his future. The Albanian is a strong and dominant striker which sets him aside for Tuchel’s current attacking group. With Timo Werner struggling, the Chelsea boss could do with alternative options upfront.
Chelsea typically assess their Cobham graduates during pre-season and are currently doing the same this year. Broja is also part of the pre-season squad in the United States and it is very likely that he will take part in games during this period. He has the chance to impress Tuchel and do justice to the hype around him.
Currently, Timo Werner is the only senior striking option in the team. Michy Batshuayi, returned from a loan, does not seem to have the confidence of Tuchel. Werner’s inconsistency in scoring leaves the team lacking in threat in front of goal. Rather than looking for someone on the market, Tuchel can give Broja, who already knows the club’s philosophy, a chance.
Tuchel might not make him the team’s first striker, but he could be a reliable substitute who has enough playing time. At just 20, he has a lot to learn and a top coach like Tuchel could provide him with the necessary advice. With the right tips, the Albanian could become a reliable goalscorer.
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Several Chelsea starlets have made the jump to the first team in recent years and Broja could be the next name on the list. With the pre-season just beginning, it will be interesting to see where his future lies.