In a recent interview with GiveMeSport, journalist Pete O’Rourke said:
“He does seem pretty high on West Ham’s list right now, Armando Broja.
“He obviously had a very good season on loan at Southampton and I think David Moyes would prefer to sign players with Premier League experience, if possible he does like players who are happy to adapt to the Premier League and can hit the ground running and Broja is someone with huge potential as he showed during his loan at Southampton.”
The 20-year-old is a man in demand after catching the eye in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last season, with West Ham seemingly among the frontrunners, although considering Romelu Lukaku is set to return to Inter after a disastrous season, the Hammers may find it harder to prise him away from Stamford Bridge.
Signing a striker should be the number one priority for West Ham this summer.
For too long they have relied upon Michail Antonio as the sole option up front, and considering he turns 33 next year, a younger alternative is required next season if the Hammers are to build upon their recent success.
Broja notched nine goals in his first taste of senior English football last season, including a wonderful solo goal in the Saints’ 3-1 win against West Ham in the FA Cup, so Moyes has seen first-hand what the youngster is capable of.
The young forward has already shown that he is capable of playing in the Premier League and clearly has a lot of room to develop, so could be exactly what Moyes needs as he looks to improve upon his attacking options next season.
Broja is a quick, powerful and a willing runner, in a similar mould to Antonio, so supporters will surely be delighted to hear that the Hammers are keen on bringing him in.