In 38 games played while on loan at Southampton past season, Armando Broja scored nine goals; The Chelsea striker is quickly re-signed by Saints and is West Ham’s main target this summer; Newcastle has discussed putting a 20-year-old borrowed on the radar; Chelsea want to assess Broja during the preseason
Newcastle has looked into Armando Broja, a striker for Chelsea, as a potential credit marking this summer.
Before making a decision about Broja’s future, Chelsea intends to evaluate him during the preseason. After allowing Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter Milan on loan, the Blues are hesitant to make bold decisions.
Both Southampton and West Ham are showing interest in Broja, who spent last season on loan at the Saints.
In the wake of realizing Broja was their top striker priority for this summer, West Ham was preparing a £30 million offer for him.
The 20-year-old wowed Southampton’s fans by scoring nine goals in 38 appearances across all competitions during the previous season.
What positions is Newcastle emphasizing?
With five brand-new debuts in January, Eddie Howe unveiled significant changes. We anticipate that, in his second transfer window in charge, he will introduce a comparable introduction to the market.
The Newcastle manager is carefully portraying what is happening at the club as a development rather than an insurgency, but he is also aware of the exact areas that require reinforcement.
Howe previously acquired a goalkeeper when Burnley’s Nick Pope was purchased for £10 million.
Despite Dan Burn debuting in January and Fabian Schar signing a new contract in May, the Magpies have also acquired a middle back with the £35 million acquisition of Lille’s Sven Botman. Jamaal Lascelles’ protracted future with the club is still in doubt, and it’s possible that this is why the club captain decides to depart.
Newcastle supporters are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, but if they were to sign Bruno Guimaraes’ closest buddy, they would have to spend most of their budget on just one player. Howe will almost definitely try to stick with the midfield options he currently possesses.
The manager moved quickly to add depth at left-back and did so by signing Matt Targett from Aston Villa for £15 million after his productive stint there last year.
On Deadline Day in January, Hugo Ekitike was on the point of fixing a transition to Tyneside but decided to wait in Reims. Newcastle continues to pique interest, but so do some of the premier clubs in Europe. The 20-year-old would cost around £30 million, but he could play both on the wings and in a key hitting position, so he might be worth the asking price. He is the young, project-marking individual that Howe needs.
Newcastle spent £95 million in January, and if they were to do so again, there might be a similar cost.