Chelsea could “sanction a departure” for West Ham transfer target Armando Broja, according to Football.London.
The website says the Blues need to raise funds if they want to bid for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen during the January transfer window and Broja is a player they would consider offloading.
It was reported earlier this week that the Hammers could revive their interest in the Albanian international, but fans on X are split on whether it would be a good idea to sign the striker:
No please no!
— WHUhammers (@WHUOfficialFan) November 15, 2023
Would be a great signing, we know he can do it in the premier league, rather than taking a punt on foreign strikers
— Trevor Leak (@LeakyHammer) November 16, 2023
Perfect for us with his injury record
— hammer Jules (@jules_tames) November 15, 2023
Extremely talented but injury prone and still so raw, we need experience up top alongside him if it’s going to work
— George (@GeorgeD31276506) November 15, 2023
But far too injury prone
Steer clear of Broja
— stephen field (@stephenfield515) November 16, 2023
I would say 20 million
— John Miles (@WHUbluesman) November 15, 2023
He’s not the answer imho !
— gary jones (@garyjones68) November 15, 2023
There are doubts about Broja’s injury record
David Moyes’ side made a formal bid for the striker in the 2022 summer transfer window but the approach was knocked back by Chelsea, who tied down the forward to a new contract.
However, just a few months later, Broja sustained a serious knee injury, and he has only just returned to playing for the first team.
Are West Ham considering other forwards?
If an approach for Broja is ruled out, the Irons could make an offer for another striker who has also played for Chelsea in the past. RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is said to be on Tim Steidten’s radar ahead of the January transfer window.
Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez is an alternative that West Ham may look at, with the club having scouted the Mexican international in recent months.