December 18, 2023

Lewis Hall was acquired by Newcastle United from Chelsea in the summer, and they may make another move for one of their players.

Journalist Ben Jacobs recently asserted that Newcastle would be a “surprise suitor” for Armando Broja next month in his post for Si Phillips Talks Chelsea.


The 22-year-old is now the Blues’ second-choice striker after Nicolas Jackson, but since center-forwards are still being connected to them, he could end up being their third.


Included in the above is Victor Osimhen, who, should he arrive at Stamford Bridge, would take over as Chelsea’s primary No. 9 and push Broja down the rankings.


Despite missing several games due to injury, the Albanian international has only made three starts in the Premier League this year.

Armando Broja’s best option is not Newcastle

Being a Champions League team this season, Newcastle’s appeal is undeniable. But will Broja have a plenty of opportunities there?


Eddie Howe already has two excellent strikers in Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson. It might be difficult for Broja to gain minutes when they are both fit.

They have, of course, experienced injury issues, particularly with the latter. Given his track record, Broja should see some action.

Overall, though, it seems unlikely that Howe will provide the Chelsea player with many assurances. He would be better off joining a Premier League team where he would start every week if he were to leave Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window.

Broja should just stay at Chelsea if that is not available, particularly if the Blues are unable to sign a new striker, which is still a possibility. For example, Osimhen is unlikely to be available until the summer. Jackson is the only natural center forward Broja would have to contend with in that scenario throughout the second half of the season.



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