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Everton “monitoring” Armando Broja’s situation at Chelsea

Everton were heavily linked with a move for Armando Broja in the summer but nothing materialised before Deadline Day, however, it looks like Frank Lampard hasn’t given up on his opportunity to sign the player as a new update emerges.

What’s the latest?

According to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, Everton are “monitoring” the Chelsea striker’s situation at Stamford Bridge, with the view to loaning the player.

Jacobs tweeted: “Broja getting minutes under Potter. Everton and Newcastle still monitoring in case a loan (with no option) does become available. But it’s not something Potter or Chelsea are planning for right now even if other attackers come in.”

Lampard already loves him

There is no doubt that Lampard would be thrilled with a possible opportunity to sign Broja in the new year, as the former Chelsea boss not only worked with the player before and gave him his Premier League debut but is also a huge admirer too.

The 45-year-old Everton boss sang the praises of the Chelsea youngster when the Toffees met with Southampton last season, where Broja was on loan at the time:

“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 so I’m very aware of his strengths.”

This season the Albanian striker has only made four Premier League appearances, averaging at just 21 minutes per game, and due to the inconsistency of his game time hasn’t been able to build up a run of form or score a goal as of yet.

Broja’s performances this season are not a clear reflection of what he is capable of when he gets regular first-team football and consistent game time in a team, something he proved whilst out on loan last season.

Hailed as “devastating” by national team assistant, Sergio Porrini, the £50m-valued machine has scored nine goals and delivered one assist over 38 appearances for Southampton and has scored 42 career goals whilst registering nine assists too over 140 appearances, with a goal contribution every 155 minutes played so far.

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With that being said, if Everton are continuing to pursue Broja after being knocked back in the summer it is clear that Lampard sees something in the striker that could be game-changing for his current team.

Therefore, if it becomes a possibility in the new year the powers at Goodison Park must not pass up on the opportunity, even if it is just a temporary six-month stint.

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