Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that it is ‘not impossible’ for West Ham United to sign Armando Broja this summer.
This comes despite the fact that the Hammers have already welcomed Gianluca Scamacca this summer to bolster their attacking options, spending a reported £35.5m on the former Serie A forward.
Broja could certainly do with a move, given the fact that he’s struggling for game time back at parent club Chelsea after a successful loan spell at Southampton. The striker has played just 16 minutes so far in the Premier League this season.
Jacobs had his say on the potential of West Ham pursuing a deal, telling GiveMeSport: “I’m not sure now that West Ham would come back in for Broja, but it’s not impossible because when they were trying to sign him permanently, they said when Scamacca came in they wouldn’t be giving up on him.”
TIF Thoughts on Jacobs’ comments…
Jacobs’ comments are concerning for Broja, who is yet to get a move with such little time left in the summer transfer window to complete a move. And now that West Ham have welcomed Scamacca, they no longer have the desperate need for a striker.
Broja certainly showed potential whilst on loan at Southampton last season, scoring nine goals in all competitions. When it comes to goalscorers, you can never have too many, and that may be the thinking that gets Broja a move this summer.
So far this season, West Ham have failed to find the back of the net once in the Premier League in losses to Manchester City, Nottingham Forest and Brighton & Hove Albion. Of course, Scamacca is yet to settle in, but David Moyes may be thinking that extra options wouldn’t do the Hammers any harm.