According to Albanian news outlet Ora News, Everton have joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Broja and the player wants a decision made on his future by the end of the week.
As per the report, it is claimed that Thomas Tuchel does not want to take the former Southampton loanee with him on the pre-season tour in the USA over the next few weeks but representatives of the player have made it clear he must go otherwise he will leave Chelsea this summer.
Kevin Thelwell will be wanting to make a good impression on his new club as the sporting director and will want to eliminate the reputation of the past that Everton have built by recklessly spending money on transfers, something the Merseysiders are no longer in a position to do.
As a result, the club can look at ways they can rebuild and develop a new era at the club with fresh faces that can reignite the good times at Goodison Park, and signing Armando Broja could be the best opportunity to develop their next £97m star just like Romelu Lukaku.
The two players have similarities in the way they play, obviously in the fact that they are both strikers, but also how both the former Everton and Chelsea star uses his 6 foot 2 stature to dominate his opponents and picks off defenders to win the ball, similarly to Broja who stands at the exact same height as Lukaku.
In fact, the 20-year-old who was hailed “dangerous” by Ralph Hasenhuttl utilised his towering stature effectively whilst on a season-long loan with Southampton, with Broja ranking third out of every player in the top five European leagues for aerial duels committed in the opponents half (249).
Not only that, the Chelsea academy star was the second highest scoring player for the Saints last season just behind James Ward-Prowse scoring nine goals and delivering one assist in all competitions for the team, proving that he is really starting to show the potential he has to become a great striker.
Lampard is no stranger to Broja as he gave the youngster his Premier League debut back in March 2020 when he was managing Chelsea, and now he is clearly keen to continue to develop the forward’s talents but at Goodison Park instead.
With that being said, if Farhad Moshiri can land a deal for Broja this summer it could put the Toffees boss in a great position to not only replace Richarlison’s goal contributions but can use his knowledge and experience with the player to develop a fantastic forward that could become a huge star at Everton.