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Everton: Armando Broja open to move

Everton have been linked with a move for Armando Broja throughout the transfer window so far, and now a new update has emerged that has given the club a huge boost in their pursuit of the player.

What’s the latest?

According to Northern football correspondent for iNews Mark Douglas, the young Chelsea striker is keen on a move to Goodison Park.

As per the report written by Douglas, Everton have been in constant dialogue with Chelsea over the potential signing of Broja which is believed to be remaining separate from their interest in Anthony Gordon.

Broja is looking for first-team football after a successful season on loan with Southampton and Everton are currently more than willing to provide that.

Perfect DCL heir

There is no doubt that Frank Lampard will be delighted with the news that Broja is keen to make the move to Everton in the coming days and weeks remaining in the transfer window for a number of reasons.

The former Chelsea boss is a huge admirer of the Albanian striker and even gave him his Premier League debut at Stamford Bridge when he was managing the club back in 2020, and more recently lavished Broja with praise for his development whilst on loan with Southampton last season.

Lampard told the press ahead of a clash between Everton and the Saints:

“He’s a very nice, very good lad and a very talented young boy.

“He’s fast, strong, has a real eye for goal and he’s a very, very good young player.”

Everton are in desperate need of a striker, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin currently injured for at least the next month ahead, and Broja could be the perfect heir to not only replace the Toffees centre-forward over his absence from the team but also to become the next star striker at Goodison Park.

The £50m-valued talent who was previously dubbed “devastating” by Albania’s assistant manager, Sergio Porrini, showed glimmers of his ability in front of goal during his season-long loan at St Mary’s last season, scoring nine goals and delivering one assist during his stay on the south coast, and now Lampard could pick up where he left in continuing the development of Broja’s skills.

Just like Calvert-Lewin, Broja is effective in winning the ball high to beat his opponents in the final third, using his 6 foot 2 stature to win the majority of his aerial duels last season. The youngster ranks in the top 15% of his positional peers across the top five European leagues for that particular area of the game whilst Calvert-Lewin ranks in the top 5% for aerial duels won.

With that being said, if Everton can finally sign the talented striker this summer it would be a major coup and a great piece of business. It would not only present them with cover for injuries but it would give them a fantastic prospect for the future, as Broja could quite easily become Calvert-Lewin’s heir at the club considering his finishing and aerial ability.