Young Chelsea Prospect Wants First Team Football

Armando Broja

According to Goal’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, Blues’ prospect Armando Broja wants assurances of first-team football from the club amid interest from West Ham, Napoli, Atalanta, and Everton. The current preference of the London club is to assess the 20-year-old during pre-season before making a decision.

Armando Broja Wants First Team Assurances

Fending Off Interest

The Albanian forward has garnered interest from a number of clubs after two decent loan stints, first with Chelsea partner Vitesse Arnhem, and then with Southampton. With Vitesse, the striker netted 11 goals in 34 games before making his way to the Premier League, where he scored scoring nine goals in 38 appearances for the Saints.

However, reports claim that West Ham have been in talks with Chelsea over a move for the 20-year-old, with a £30 million figure being mentioned.

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The Chelsea academy product has shown a clear ability to score goals despite his young age, something that has attracted the eyes of a number of major league clubs.

Potential Opportunity At Stamford Bridge

With Romelu Lukaku on the verge of a return to Inter Milan, Thomas Tuchel is short on striking options for his side. This could open a window of opportunity for Broja at Stamford Bridge, the wonderkid has already been touted as a potential replacement for the Belgian.

The striker definitely realises there is a chance for him to be the number one option up front in the upcoming campaign, something he wants assurances of if he is to stay with the team. Recent reports linking Raheem Sterling with a move to Stamford Bridge could stand in the way of the Albanian’s ambitions to start regularly for the club.

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With Tammy Abraham not able to make a return until next summer at the earliest, it may benefit Tuchel and the club to take a chance on the academy graduate in the coming season, this would enable the side to put more funds into the chase for Jules Kounde and other areas of the squad that need improving.