As a result, West Ham will receive a major boost in the transfer market. After Southampton withdrew their interest in Chelsea’s Armando Broja, West Ham now holds the lead in the bidding war. Chelsea loaned the 20-year-old Albanian striker to Southampton last season.
Published: 21 June 2022
This summer, West Ham have ranked him as their first priority. The Blues are expected to accept a deal of roughly £30million from the Hammers. In the beginning, the Saints were open to the possibility of bringing Broja in on a loan or a permanent basis.
As a result, Broja’s chances of returning to the South Coast appear to be slim at best. Cobham alumnus Ralph Hasenhuttl captained the team to nine goals in 38 games this season. And West Ham manager David Moyes would love for Broja to take the reins in the Europa Conference League next season.
Chelsea and West Ham have not held any formal negotiations. Once the £30 million offer is formally lodged, discussions will begin. Todd Boehly, the club’s new owner, will be in control of negotiations this offseason. Bruce Buck had resigned as chairman by then.
Marina Granovskaia, the world’s foremost expert on cross-border transfers, will also be departing. In pre-season training, Thomas Tuchel is rumored to be interested in seeing Broja up close and personal. Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of being loaned back to Inter Milan, thus he needs money to form a team in his image. Jules Kounde’s move to Sevilla is likewise nearing completion.