January 5, 2024

After three years, David Moyes may finally have his ideal striker.

Armando Broja and West Ham have been connected for almost three years. During a loan stint at Southampton, the Albanian striker made his debut and showed promise as a young player.


When Broja was playing for the Saints, he was on loan from Chelsea. I remember one specific game in which he just destroyed our defence. Hammers boss David Moyes was drawn to this and probably saw what he wanted in a striker.


Born in Slough, homegrown Broja is quick, powerful, and proficient at pulling into wide positions. Twice, West Ham were close to signing him, but Chelsea insisted on a hefty transfer fee for understandable reasons.


David Moyes may have found the ideal striker in Armando Broja.


Then there was the preseason knee injury that sidelined the player for several months. More than anything else, it was this that made the Hammers focus on Gianluca Scamacca. And now here we are once more, strongly connected to a player who appears to have bounced back from an injury but has settled into a supporting role at Chelsea.


This season, the 22-year-old has had difficulty getting consistent playing time at Stamford Bridge and has frequently fallen behind Nicolas Jackson in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup. Throughout this season, Broja has played in 14 Chelsea games, contributing one assist and one goal in all competitions.


A club would not be justified in paying £30 million for his services with that kind of performance. West Ham should show interest in the player, though, if a deal can be worked out at the correct price.


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