Newcastle United could be interested in a loan move for striker Armando Broja.
That is according to Keith Downie of Sky Sports, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the club’s potential transfer plans this summer.
It was expected that Broja would be making the move from Stamford Bridge to the London Stadium this summer, but according to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea’s inability to set a price on the striker as well as West Ham’s signing of Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca, suggests that a deal to David Moyes’ side is off as it stands.
That potentially leaves the door open for Eddie Howe to convince the Newcastle hierarchy to make a move for last season’s Southampton loanee, with the Magpies actively searching for a striker during the summer transfer window.
And Downie believes that the acquisition of Broja on loan for the season is something that Newcastle could get on board with.
He said: “I think that’s something Newcastle would be interested in, if they can bring him in for a season and act as a foil for Wilson and Wood.
“I think that would work well for Newcastle, and the fact that he’s still there and available.”
TIF Thoughts on Downie’s comments
We believe that Broja would be an exceptional addition for Newcastle this season, with Howe’s other options proving to be inconsistent or unreliable.
New Zealand international and £25m signing Chris Wood scored just two goals for the club last season after arriving at St. James’ Park in January, whilst Callum Wilson is an effective presence in front of goal, but is frequently injured.
And we think that Broja would also be happy with the prospect of a loan move to Newcastle, as he would likely be a regular starter in the front-line, whilst playing for a club seemingly on the up.