By Azeem Siddiqui

23rd Jun, 2022 | 10:40pm

West Ham must look for alternatives after recent Armando Broja update

Chelsea are turning down approaches for their young forward and West Ham United target Armando Broja, according to Daily Telegraph journalist Jason Burt.

The Hammers have been in the market to sign a striker to strengthen their attacking unit ahead of the next campaign with the Times sharing that an approach had been made by the Irons.

On the other hand, the Blues are having problems of their own where striker Romelu Lukaku is set to leave the club on loan and move to Inter Milan.

Broja has four years left on his Chelsea deal and has a transfer value of £19.80 million, as per Transfermarkt.

Bad News

The development can surely be considered a bad one for West Ham and their fans who would be hoping to get one of the most promising strikers in the country.

The 20-year-old can be classified as an all-out traditional striker with a big physical presence in the opposition’s half to intimidate the defenders.

Not only can he be involved in goals but can also run for days to make sure that the opponent defenders do not find it easy to build plays from the back.

In the recently concluded season, the Albania international scored six goals and provided one assist across 32 league appearances for the Saints [Transfermarkt].

During his time with the Saints, Broja developed a good reputation among the fans due to his immense work rate and those were the kind of attributes which inclined David Moyes to make a move for him as well.

With Chelsea now having second thoughts regarding letting the youngster go, it is perhaps time for the Irons to find a suitable player who could enhance the attacking options.  

With this depressing update, it may be time to look elsewhere.