Weeks after signing a new contract, Armando Broja is attracting interest from Italy. According to Fabrizio Romano, Italian side Udinese are interested in signing the 19-year-old on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.
Young Chelsea Striker Armando Broja on Udinese’s Radar
Udinese Hoping Broja Can Solve Their Offensive Problems
Udinese have enquired about the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja on a season-long loan deal. The Italian side had a poor record in front of the goal last season. Le Zebrette were one of the lowest scorers in Serie A and managed to score just 42 goals. In fact, only relegated Benevento scored less than Udinese during the league last season.
To make matter worse, the club’s top goalscorer of last season, Rodrigo de Paul, has moved to Atletico Madrid this summer. Meanwhile, the second top scorer, Roberto Pereyra only managed five goals last season.
Zebrette’s forward lineup of Stefano Okaka, Kevin Lasgna, Ignacio Pussetto and Ilijia Nestorovski only managed to score a combined 12 goals. Despite the lack of goals, however, Udinese managed to secure their Serie A status. With De Paul gone, though, they have been in the market for a goalscorer ahead of the forthcoming campaign.
Armanda Broja in Fine Form
Broja was in fine form for Vitesse last season. The Chelsea academy gruadte made his debut last year and played the last season on loan with the Dutch club, scoring 11 goals in 36 appearances across all competition. The striker was only second to Lois Openda in the goalscoring charts as he helped the Dutch side finish fourth in the Eredivise and reach the finals of the KNVB Cup.
The striker’s fine form saw Chelsea reward him with a new five-year-contract. Broja is also part of the Chelsea pre-season squad and was on the scoresheet during the Blues’ 2-1 win over Southampton.
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