After all, the record holder Southampton will also have to leave Chelsea?

22 Jan 2022 | 15:32 | Football

Chelsea is having a hard time making a decision about a young talent’s future at the club.

Although they have invested a lot of money in recent seasons to upgrade their attack, the striker position is giving Chelsea a headache when their expensive faces on the frontline like Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner or Kai Havertz have yet to meet expectations in terms of goals.

Meanwhile, in the distance, a mature name from the Blues’ training academy as well as being on loan at Southampton, Armando Broja is constantly shining in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old striker has scored 7 goals in 20 matches with the home team of St. Mary’s in all competitions and he finds an opponent’s  net every 158.4 minutes on average.

Broja is one of the most watched young talents in EPL.  

Broja is one of the most watched young talents in EPL.

Currently, Broja also holds the record for being the youngest player in Premier League history to score in his first 4 home games with his new team and also the only person to do this across all ages since by Diego Costa at Chelsea in 2014.

Possessing an impressive bodybuilding foundation (1m91 high), strong kicking style, good wall making ability, effective ball handling and very dangerous in long-range finishing situations, it is not surprising when Albanian striker is compared with “elder” Diego Costa in terms of playing style.

The understanding of the club due to having grown up from the youth training ranks at Cobham is also a big plus for Broja, but most likely, Chelsea will have no plan to keep him, but find a way to sell the 20-year-old talent away. make a profit.

Southampton themselves are also very interested in signing Broja when coach Ralph Hasenhuttl said: ” Definitely we want to sign Broja. He himself wants to be here. 

Young players matured from Chelsea or Man City’s academies will always be welcome here. Southampton can provide them with a launch pad for further growth in the future .”

Despite shining, but Stamford Bridge has too many strikers to welcome Broja back. 

Despite shining, but Stamford Bridge has too many strikers to welcome Broja back.

In fact, since billionaire Roman Abramovich landed at Stamford Bridge, the philosophy of using people in Chelsea’s striker line has always been to aim for expensive names, instead of placing faith in young talents. of the club. The reason also comes from the use of “young bamboo shoots” from the training camp that always requires time and patience, while the Blues’ coaches are always under pressure to win titles with the team and will prioritize. take precedence over short-term options.

However, if parting with Broja in the next transfer window, Chelsea will probably feel more or less regretful because it is not always possible for them to introduce to fans such a quality product from Cobham.


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