Everton join Newcastle and West Ham in race to sign Armando Broja with Chelsea starlet targeted as potential Richarlison replacement following Tottenham switch July 4, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Everton have made an approach to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea this summer.
The Toffees are looking to kick on after narrowly avoiding relegation last term with Frank Lampard determined to push the club up the Premier League table this term.
As part of their plans to rebuild, Everton have been tasked with raising funds, something that they managed by offloading Richarlison to Tottenham for a fee reported to be in the region of £60million.
As a result the club are looking for a new striker with Broja among those targeted, Sky Sports reports.
The 20-year-old came through the youth ranks with Chelsea and made his break into English football in the 2021/22 season with a loan spell at Southampton.
During his time on the south coast, Broja managed nine goals in 38 appearances in all competitions, an impressive tally given his tender age.
As a result, interest has been building in the Blues’ starlet with the likes of West Ham United and Newcastle also linked with a move.
The Hammers are one of a number of clubs looking for a striker ahead of the new season and according to Anton Ferdinand, Broja has all of the qualities needed to be a success.
Asked if a move for Broja would appeal, Ferdinand told The Boot Room: “Yeah I do.
“He’s not as quick as [Michail] Antonio but in terms of hold up play and being a focal point of a team, he’s got the attributes to be that.
“For the way that West Ham play, I see it being a good fit and as he proved in the first half of last season, he knows where the goal is.”
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