Brighton show loan interest in Chelsea star Armando Broja
Transfer News: Brighton show interest in loaning Chelsea star Armando Broja
According to The Mirror, Brighton have expressed interest in signing Chelsea star Armando Broja on loan during the summer transfer window. The striker is currently plying his trade at Southampton on a one-season temporary deal, and he is set to return to Stamford Bridge after this term.
So far, Broja has impressed the Saints on loan, although his displays have dried up in recent months. Despite this, Ralph Hasenhuttl has already expressed his interest in keeping the youngster permanently in the future. Now Brighton and Hove Albion have entered the fray, but they are only looking to facilitate a loan move.
West Ham United are in the running to secure the Albanian’s services on loan this summer. He has also caught the attention of the continent, with Napoli keeping him on their radar. However, he is contracted to the Blues until 2026, giving his parent club full control over his future.
Chelsea must not lose Broja!
The 20-year-old has taken his game to new heights this campaign, which is probably why he’s garnered so much attention. However, we must not consider any approach for a permanent transfer as we cannot afford to make another mistake like we did with Tammy Abraham.
Therefore, the Seagulls’ interest meets our needs as they are only looking to borrow the Premier League ace. They could be a great destination for the striker as Graham Potter’s attacking and possession-heavy tactics could be perfect for the striker’s development.
After all, it’s best for the Chelsea loanee to experiment with a different style of play and also get used to it in the process. Therefore, it might be better for him to join Potter’s team instead of joining the Hammers, who more or less resemble Hasenhuttl’s team.
However, Thomas Tuchel’s side should be wary of the Serie A club as they look to use the prospect of playing European football to convince Broja to make a switch. Since they are considering finalizing a permanent transfer, we have to remain vigilant when dealing with them.
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A repeat of what happened with Abraham is the last thing we want, so we must ward off any interest in a permanent move. Due to the long contract, we have firm control over Broja’s future, but we need to make sure he doesn’t push for an exit in the future.
Maybe we should convince Broja that he can have a future with us, especially with the struggles we endured in the attack. If we take out players like Romelu Lukaku or Timo Werner, for example, Broja could potentially be given a place in Tuchel’s system.