Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Armando Broja is someone who Frank Lampard may be looking to bring to Goodison Park next season.
Jones believes Everton are keen on bringing Broja to Goodison Park next season, and the connection between Chelsea legend Lampard and the forward could be enough to get the deal over the line. However, Lampard may face competition for his signature, as Arsenal are also tracking his progress.
With Broja returning to parent club Chelsea, Jones claimed to GiveMeSport that Lampard could use his Stamford Bridge connections and look at some of their players as potential targets in the summer.
He said: “Lampard will fall back on what he knows and what he’s good at – that’s going back to Chelsea and looking at players he knew in the setup there.
“With the Conor Gallagher situation and Armando Broja, they’ll definitely be two players that he will look to have conversations with over what he sees the future being for them at Chelsea.”
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TIF Thoughts on Jones’s comments…
Broja has impressed this season whilst on loan with Southampton in the Premier League. At just 20 years old, he was the third-highest scorer with six goals, while he had the second-most shots on target on average per game (0.7) and the fourth-best goals-per-minute ratio (every 330 minutes), as per SofaScore.
He has earned rave reviews in recent times, with Albania assistant coach Sergio Porrini claiming the youngster has ‘exploded‘ during his time at St Mary’s.
Everton struggled this season, finishing two places above the drop zone, so Lampard is likely to change things around in the summer in terms of bringing new players through the door, and Broja may be a good striker option either to bring in on loan or a permanent deal, and the Chelsea connection may put them above other clubs in the race to sign him, so this makes sense on multiple levels for the Toffees.