A major update has emerged on Newcastle United and their pursuit of Armando Broja in the summer transfer window…
Northern Echo journalist Scott Wilson has claimed that the Magpies believe that they will win the race to land the centre-forward if he becomes available.
He Tweeted: “ confident of being able to beat West Ham for Armando Broja – but waiting for Chelsea to make a decision on striker. Broja returns to training at Chelsea this week – with Tuchel then deciding whether he’ll go to US for tour.”
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie then added: “Lots of talk on Armando Broja #. Very impressive at Southampton last season. If Newcastle can borrow him (& there’s competition) for the season, it would mean there’s still funds available to purchase another player in the attacking third (winger), which would appeal
Newcastle’s head coach will be elated by Wilson and Downie’s claim as he will be buzzing to have Broja in his squad next season and still have money to spend, if Chelsea allow him to make the switch.
He is also a player with potential and can be someone Howe works with over the course of the season to help him grow into a top striker in the top-flight.
Albania assistant manager Sergio Porrini hailed his progress in the 2021/22 campaign, saying: “From last year to this he has grown a lot, and at Southampton, he has exploded.
“His greatest qualities are in progression, especially the ball and chain. (He’s) less good, on the other hand, with his back to the goal, in the construction of the action. But, in the spaces, he is devastating!”
These comments illustrate both his quality and his scope for development as they suggest that he improved with more experience playing for the Saints, showing that he is learning and progressing with age.
Now, imagine how many goals he could score whilst playing week-in-week-out for Newcastle and learning from Callum Wilson in training, whilst also being coached by the ex-Bournemouth boss…
He would be an exciting, promising, addition to the squad and that is why Howe will be elated by the club being confident that they are first in line for his signature.