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David Moyes could finally get his perfect striker after 3 years 

West Ham have been linked with Armando Broja for the best part of three years. The Albanian striker first burst onto the scene during a loan spell at Southampton, where he appeared to be an exceptional young talent.

Broja was on loan from Chelsea at the time, and I recall one particular game where he tore our defence to pieces whilst playing for the Saints. This caught the attention of Hammers manager David Moyes, who likely saw everything he desired in a striker.

Homegrown Broja, born in Slough, is fast, strong, and effective when pulling onto wide positions. West Ham were on the verge of signing him on two occasions, but for obvious reasons, Chelsea demanded a significant transfer fee.

Armando Broja could be offered to West Ham

David Moyes could finally get perfect striker in Armando Broja

Then there was the knee injury suffered in preseason, keeping the player out for months. It was this, as much as anything, that prompted the Hammers to turn their attention to Gianluca Scamacca. And now, here we are again, heavily linked to a player who seems to have recovered from injury but has become a bit-part player at Chelsea.

The 22-year-old has struggled to secure a regular game time at Stamford Bridge this season, often finding himself behind Nicolas Jackson in Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order. Broja has participated in 14 matches for Chelsea during this campaign, scoring one goal and providing one assist across all competitions.

That is not the kind of form that would justify a club paying £30 million for his services. However, if a deal can be negotiated at the right price, I would expect West Ham to express interest in the player.

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  • Hammeroo says:

    I’m worried that Broja would be a waste of money. He has been very unimpressive when I’ve seen him in several appearances for Chelsea recently. I think the Hammers could do better!

  • hammersmiff says:

    He doesn’t look to be the same player since his injury and he can’t be doing too much in training if he’s behind Jackson in the pecking order. Not someone I’d like to see us sign, even if he’s relatively cheap.

  • johnham1 says:

    He is showing some signs of rediscovering his old form but there is a risk with him with signing with his injury history. I personally would not then descibe him as our perfect signing because of his injury history. I dont think Nekietiah is either for me either and i think a rw is more imporant to sign in this window and give Bowen and Mubala their chances..

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