According to reports from 90Min today, Leeds United are among the clubs looking at Chelsea striker Armando Broja. However, the Whites are not alone in pursuit of the forward, after a superb loan at Southampton.
England-born Albania international Broja, 20, scored nine goals and lead the line for the Saints during 2021-22. He is a powerful striker, renowned for his hold-up play and his ability in the air – as well as his finishing with feet and head.
90Min state that West Ham are preparing a bid for Broja. He seems the perfect fit for the Hammers, who are looking to bring in competition for Michail Antonio. They need a striker, as they remain in European football.
But Leeds are also showing interest – along with Everton and Wolves. Still very young, he fits the kind of blueprint Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta are planning this summer, but he is expensive at £30million.
Leeds among clubs looking at Chelsea striker Broja
We are said to be in the market for a striker. But do we really need one? Hopefully, Patrick Bamford will enjoy a season without injury – but that is perhaps somewhat unrealistic. Joe Gelhardt lead the line superbly in his place.
Does signing a striker stunt the impressive growth of Gelhardt, especially if Bamford remains fit? Well, signing a striker like Broja gives Leeds another option. Especially, with Marsch sometimes preferring to play with two up top.
Yes, it is another striker, but he gives Leeds a plan B. It gives Marsch three different strikers. Whether he is worth £30million is another question, but if a deal can be done between £20million and £25million, then it makes sense.