By Sam Stone

5th Jul, 2022 | 5:10pm

West Ham United: Southampton make official approach for Armando Broja

Southampton have made an official move to bring West Ham United target Armando Broja back to St Mary’s on a permanent deal according to 90min.

The Daily Mail reported on 4 July that West Ham and Everton have both declared their interest in the 20-year-old Chelsea striker.

However, it appears that Southampton have lodged the most serious approach for the Albanian with 90min suggesting (5 July) that the Saints are keen to beat off Premier League competition to bring him back to the club on a permanent deal.

The striker scored six goals and managed one assist for the Saints in the 2021/22 campaign.

Time to react

David Moyes cannot afford to miss out on the Albanian striker to Premier League rivals Southampton.

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The West Ham boss desperately needs to add to his striking department over the summer with Michail Antonio overplayed at times last season.

A move for the Albanian would be a low-risk one for Moyes and the club hierarchy.

The 20-year-old still has time to develop and could well double his value if he continues his good form from last season at Southampton.

Moyes doesn’t need to break the bank in his quest for a striker, with the Hammers rarely struggling for goals last season.

However, adding some competition for Antonio will benefit the Hammers massively heading into the latter stages of the season.

Broja looks like the obvious move for Moyes to make.

The West Ham boss must be quick in his move for the Albanian with Premier League interest certainly ramping up.

The striker could potentially want to remain in London which could give the Hammers an edge in their pursuit of the 20-year-old.