Dean Jones has claimed on The Done Deal Show that Everton target Armando Broja may still leave this summer.
There has been a lot of interest in Broja this summer from around the Premier League and Everton are said to be one of the interested parties – and the Albanian has even been touted as part of a potential Anthony Gordon deal.
However, due to Chelsea’s inability to bring in a new centre-forward at the time of writing, he hasn’t been allowed to depart Stamford Bridge, although that could change come the end of the window, as Jones alluded to, as he believes Broja could be a deadline day mover.
Discussing the Blues’ interest in Everton starlet Gordon, Jones said: “Chelsea are just trying to work on basically what money can work here to find a resolution. I think Armando Broja, when I say he could go on the last day, it might be that he’s thrown into the equation.
“I know that there are people at Chelsea that really don’t want that to be the case, but I think that something like that could come into the equation.”
TIF Thoughts on Broja’s situation…
While Everton have seemingly addressed their problems in the striker position by bringing in Neal Maupay, the French striker has only managed to hit double figures once in the Premier League, so he perhaps can’t be relied on too heavily.
Therefore, if he was to be played alongside a taller strike partner in the form of Broja, that could see the pair thrive and cause a lot of defences problems, although the former Southampton loanee, who has been hailed as ‘dangerous’, wasn’t exactly prolific during his first season in the top flight, with just six league goals at St Mary’s.
Between them last season, they managed to score 14 league goals, which doesn’t suggest that they could fire Everton away from the threat of relegation, although if Dominic Calvert-Lewin can get himself fit for a chunk of the season, the three of them may be able to work together very well, so this could be seen as a very promising claim indeed by those connected to the club.