An update has emerged on Newcastle and their pursuit of Armando Broja in the summer transfer window…
According to iNews, the Chelsea centre-forward is open to making the switch to St. James’ Park ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The report claims that the Magpies have made an enquiry over a potential deal for the striker and have now been given the green light to pursue a deal as the player is receptive to the idea of a transfer.
It is not stated how much the Blues would want for his services, but it has previously been reported that it may take a whopping £58m to snap him up.
Newcastle would have an excellent set of options at the top end of the pitch if they secured a deal to bring Broja to Tyneside.
They already have the experienced and clinical Callum Wilson, so the English-born Albanian international would be able to learn from him and improve over time.
Broja scored nine goals in all competitions on loan at Southampton last term. He has shown signs of promise at Premier League level, at such a young age, and has the potential to be a sublime signing for the Magpies in the long term.
The 20-year-old’s impressive form last term led to Albania’s assistant Sergio Porrini saying: “From last year to this he has grown a lot and at Southampton, he has exploded.
“His greatest qualities are in his progression, especially the ball and chain. . Less good on the other hand with his back to the goal, in the construction of the action, but in the spaces it is devastating.”
He is a promising youngster who is still developing and in need of experience at the top level, which is why having him alongside Wilson in training – and potentially in matches – would be a perfect situation for him.
The 30-year-old Englishman has been around the block and knows exactly how to score goals in the Premier League, with 20 goals in 39 starts in the division since arriving at Newcastle, showing that he is a reliable number nine for the Toon.
Wilson can take Broja under his wing and help the 20-year-old to fulfill his potential, hopefully helping him to become a consistent goalscorer in the top-flight – as his statistics suggest that he has the scope to achieve that.