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West Ham United: Journalist drops Armando Broja transfer claim

West Ham United have reportedly made contact with fellow Premier League club Chelsea over a potential summer move for Armando Broja.

What’s the talk?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones had this to say about whether or not Chelsea had offered Broja and money in exchange for Hammers midfielder Declan Rice.

He said: “So far, that hasn’t happened. West Ham have made contact, and it’s been about what’s his figure. And Chelsea have basically stuck a price tag on him that West Ham aren’t going to touch, which is between 40 and 50 million. So, at the moment, there hasn’t been any negotiating around that.”

A product of Chelsea’s youth system, the striker has made 54 appearances for the west London club across their senior and youth teams, scoring 21 goals in the process.

After completing a loan spell with Vitesse Arnhem in which he scored 11 goals in 34 appearances, the centre-forward was moved out of Stamford Bridge on loan again last summer. This time, the 20-year-old got his first full taste of regular Premier League action as he made 38 appearances for Southampton.

During his time with the Saints, the youngster found the net nine times in total, with six of those coming in his 32 league appearances for the south coast club.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes applauds the fans

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Moyes will be thrilled

To further highlight the attacking talent he delivered last season in the top flight, only James Ward-Prowse (51) and Che Adams (49) racked up more shots at goal than Broja (48) among Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad.

This shows just how capable he is of being a regular goal threat in the Premier League.

Would Broja be a good signing for West Ham?

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Yes

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Taking all this into account, it’s safe to suggest that David Moyes would be thrilled that West Ham have been in contact with Chelsea over a potential move for the young striker this summer, especially since the Hammers only have Michail Antonio as a natural centre-forward.

However, with the reported price tag of €40m-€50m (£34.7m-£43.3m) that Jones mentioned being put on the player, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not the two clubs would be willing to negotiate a deal which would suit all parties.

Nonetheless, even if it would take a substantial transfer fee to get Broja to the London Stadium, this would be an investment worth making given his young age and clear attacking capabilities.

AND in other news – “West Ham were..”: Fabrizio Romano drops big transfer update, it’s terrible news for supporters

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