Journalist Dharmesh Sheth has claimed that West Ham United have tabled a package worth £30m for Armando Broja this summer.
There have been reports from The Athletic stating that West Ham are close to agreeing on a deal with Chelsea for Broja this summer, but several other Premier League clubs remain interested in him, such as Newcastle United and Everton.
The Hammers have been relatively active in this summer transfer window, as they have made three signings already that total up to just below £50m in transfer fees, but they are yet to upgrade in the attacking area of the pitch, which is why they are pursuing Broja.
With West Ham reportedly close to agreeing on a deal with Chelsea for Broja this summer, Sheth spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that the deal that has been put on the table by the Hammers is worth up £30m due to the performance base add-ons that the club have implemented into the deal.
“There’s a £30m package on the table. We think it’s around £25m as an initial fee and £5m in performance-related add-ons,” Sheth said.
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Broja was in relatively good form last season whilst on loan with Southampton from Chelsea, as he netted nine times in 38 appearances in all competitions.
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And at just 20 years old in his first full season in England’s top flight, he has evidently caught the eye of several Premier League clubs. So it will be interesting to see where he ends up at the end of the window.
Michail Antonio was West Ham’s main striker last season, and he featured in 36 league games whilst netting 10 times and chipping in with eight assists. But by bringing in another forward such as Broja, Moyes will be able to rest and rotate the front two which could be highly beneficial for the Jamaican.