West Ham United are expected to submit their proposal for the striker Armando Broja imminently, according to Ryan Taylor.
The journalist was discussing the Hammers’ pursuit of the Chelsea man this summer on his latest YouTube video where he talked all things transfer-related.
It has been suggested for over a week now that David Moyes’ side hold a serious interest in the Albanian striker, with a bid of £30m expected to be submitted.
Having spent the 2021/22 campaign out on loan at Southampton, the six goals scored in the Premier League seem to have caught the attention ahead of this summer’s window.
With Premier League teams returning to training next week, Taylor has suggested a bid from the Hammers for Broja is now only a matter of time:
“I am told a bid for Armando Broja is still imminent. And Broja and Lingard are the two top targets agreed by Moyes, but as I mentioned, the board are very serious about signing [Arnaut] Danjuma.”
TIF Thoughts on Taylor’s comments…
We will be interested to see whether this would be a price which Chelsea would consider fair for their 20-year-old talent who has only played four minutes of senior football for the Blues.
Is Broja worth £30m?
Given that Broja was only able to net six goals last season, there would certainly be question marks as to whether he has proven he is capable of replacing Michail Antonio immediately.
However, we think if the Albanian is the man who Moyes wants this summer, the board should look to get a deal done as quickly as possible.
The Hammers will be playing their pre-season games domestically this summer, but having Broja on board early could potentially give him the opportunity to stake a claim for that starting spot at the London Stadium.