In a recent report, Football.London claimed that West Ham could renew their interest in Chelsea striker Armando Broja this January. It is understood that the Hammers could revive their attempts to land the Albanian centre-forward in the upcoming winter transfer window.
Broja’s Limited Role At Stamford Bridge This Season
Broja has played a sporadic role in Mauricio Pochettino’s match-day squad this season but has caught the eye at times for the Blues in the final third. The Albanian sensation has found the back of the net once in five matches for Chelsea during this campaign on all fronts.
The 22-year-old has managed to prove his worth at times up top based on his average of 1.0 shots and 0.8 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been excellent when distributing possession in the opponent’s half, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 87.5% in league football (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Stamford Bridge will run out in the summer of 2028 which could make it difficult for West Ham to sign him this winter.
Is Broja The Right Fit For West Ham United?
Broja can find a yard of space for himself to get some strikes in on-target. He can link up play well with others around him in the final third and has got the eye to play a few decisive passes in and around the opponent’s penalty box.
The Albanian talent is quite clever with his movements in the opposition half and can chip in by scoring some important goals for his team. Broja is primarily a centre-forward but can also function as a left-sided wide player if told to do so. However, he is in dire need of regular game time and could welcome a move to West Ham this winter in search of greener pastures.
We can expect Broja to bring more firepower to West Ham boss David Moyes’ frontline. He has what it takes to offer some serious competition for Michail Antonio at the London Stadium in the coming seasons.
At 22, Broja has got a bright future ahead of him and would be a good fit for the East London club’s needs in the long run. Therefore, Moyes should focus on getting a deal done for him next year.