Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United want to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja in this winter transfer window.
Armando Broja, 22, returned from a serious knee injury earlier this season and has featured 13 times in the Premier League for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, scoring a goal. It is an open secret that Chelsea are in the market for a striker, and if they recruit one, the Albania international will be allowed to leave the club this month.
In that case, Wolves could reportedly battle West Ham for Broja’s signature as both clubs remain keen for attacking reinforcements.
Armando Broja on the radar of Wolves, West Ham
Armando Broja has been unable to build momentum since returning from a long injury layoff earlier this campaign.
After scoring the opening goal in Chelsea’s big win over Preston North End in the FA Cup third round earlier this month, the Albanian forward found himself on the bench in the shock 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the Riverside Stadium. The 22-year-old led the Blues’ attack against Fulham in the Premier League last weekend but endured a frustrating time and was taken off in the 66th minute.
Broja’s situation at Stamford Bridge has caught the attention of several clubs, including Wolves and West Ham. Wolves are expected to make the most of the loan market to bring in new players to comply with financial rules as they face the prospect of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules within their 2022/23 accounts released last week.
The Wanderers have expressed an interest in signing Broja but it is improbable they would be able to pursue a permanent deal. Their idea would be to sign the 22-year-old on loan with an option to buy in the summer.
As for West Ham, David Moyes is dealing with several injuries and absentees within the offensive department. Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqueta and Jarrod Bowen are currently out injured, while Mohammed Kudus has teamed up with Ghana for the AFCON. This has left Moyes with Danny Ings as the only recognised senior striker in the squad.
Thus, Wolves and West Ham’s interest in Broja makes sense. If Chelsea sign a striker and allow Broja to leave on loan, it will be interesting to see where he heads if both the clubs approach.
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