Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Armando Broja could be a perfect replacement for Raul Jimenez in the summer transfer window.
Jimenez hasn’t been in the same form since his horrific head injury, he has scored just six goals in 33 Premier League games this season, when in the last full campaign that he had, he netted 17 times in 38 appearances.
With the links of a move to Wolves for Broja and the drop-off in form for Jimenez, Crook spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that the Albanian could be the perfect replacement.
He said: “I think if Southampton can’t sign Armando Broja, he might be available on loan; that would be a like-for-like replacement.
“So, I’m sure they will be looking at what is available in terms of loans. Again, like a lot of clubs, they are going to have to be quite clever with the way that they do their business, but I’m sure there will be a curveball or two as well.”
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Broja, who was labelled ‘a very good player‘ by former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, is enduring in his first full season in the Premier League, and he has a far better goals-per-minute ratio than Jimenez.
The Albanian has plenty of time to improve on this impressive first campaign in the top flight, and with the drop-off in form for Jimenez, it may be best for the club to move him on in the summer.
Although Broja has had a lot of interest ahead of the summer transfer window, Wolves sit eighth, and the other clubs concerned about his signature sit below them, so he may be more attracted to sign at Molineux.