Armando Broja West Ham Move ‘Really Close’ to Completion

Armando Broja

West Ham United are moving closer to securing the signature of Armando Broja from Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano. Romano’s initial update mentioned that the player has already agreed personal terms, with The Hammers insisting on a permanent move.

It didn’t take long for the insider to issue another update. In this second update, it was stated that the two clubs are “really close” to an agreement with final details like a buy-back clause needing to be hashed out. The Chelsea academy graduate is seemingly pushing for the move and is flying back to England to help push the move over the line.

West Ham Close to Signing Armando Broja

No Space for Broja?

Despite the departure of Romelu Lukaku, leaving the club short of a striker, it appears that Broja won’t get a chance to fight for a place for himself in the squad. Based on recent signings and decisions, it seems Thomas Tuchel will go into the season without an out-and-out striker. This could be due to a willingness to have a fluid attacking three with either Kai Havertz or Raheem Sterling leading the line.

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Many expected the 20-year-old academy graduate to get a chance to impress in this coming season with Tuchel showing a willingness to trust younger players throughout his career but the club looks set to cash in on the youngster instead.

Good Business

David Moyes’ side will be happy to get this deal done to position an exciting prospect at the helm of their attack. In his first season of Premier League football, the Albanian international scored nine goals while on loan at Southampton, something The Hammers will be hoping he can build on with more experience at the highest level.