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Leeds could seal “massive coup” in Armando Broja

Leeds United could seal a “massive coup” this summer, according to Pete O’Rourke…

What’s the word?

The Yorkshire giants have been linked with a move for Chelsea striker Armando Broja ahead of deadline day on September 1st and the journalist believes he’d be a great addition at Elland Road, should they win the coveted race for his signature.

Premier League rivals Southampton, where the 20-year-old impressed on loan last season, Everton and West Ham United are all reportedly keen.

“It would be a massive coup if they could get Broja considering the competition that’s out there for his signature right now,” he told GIVEMESPORT before later adding: “I think if Leeds were able to pull a deal off for the Albanian, I think it’d be a really good piece of business by Leeds United. He’s somebody who would provide goals for that team next season considering how well he did at Southampton.”

Much-needed addition

Given the problems that Marcelo Bielsa and then Jesse Marsch had up front last season, it would make the world of sense to swoop for a new talisman before the start of the 2022/23 campaign.

The Whites’ top goalscorer in 2021/22, Patrick Bamford, picked up a string of injuries throughout the season, restricting him to only nine Premier League appearances.

Joe Gelhardt was able to garner some minutes, though largely, Dan James was forced to play out of position, given his experience.

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Broja, valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, bagged nine goals in 38 appearances for the Saints last season. His form and ability drew plenty of praise from those around him.

“He’s a great threat,” claimed Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. “He didn’t have many poor games this season so today he showed again how dangerous he can be for the opponent and he’s very helpful for our game,” he told the BBC after a 4-1 win over Brentford.

Meanwhile, NewsUK’s Jake Heasman believes his “potential is scary” and Albania’s assistant manager Sergio Porrini once dubbed him “devastating.”

These glowing endorsements only add further weight to why Leeds need to win the battle for his signature this summer.

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Bamford may well be returning to full fitness this off-season but in the event that he gets injured again, it would be wise for manager Jesse Marsch to have a quality alternative to turn to, and he can find that in Broja.

Whites director of football Victor Orta must now launch a bid for him before it is too late.

AND in other news, Phil Hay drops Luke Ayling injury update

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