Broja is not interested in another loan move


Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Armando Broja this summer but a loan deal could be tough.

According to Sky Sports, the Magpies have discussed a temporary move for the 20-year-old. He appears to be the Newcastle striker’s main target after a failed deal for Hugo Ekitike.

Eddie Howe’s side have now moved to Broja but face competition from Everton and West Ham.

The Albania international is said to be open to a move to St James’ Park, but Newcastle may have to break the bank to land him.

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Another loan away from Chelsea doesn’t sit well with Armando Broja

According to Athletic, Broja is not interested in another loan. He either wants a chance at Chelsea or a permanent transfer.

The youngster has already had two temporary clubs during his time at Chelsea. He made his Blues debut on the bench in 2020 when Frank Lampard was manager, then was loaned out to Vitesse months later.

He scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for the Dutch side and then spent last season at Southampton. He wasn’t as prolific on the south coast, scoring nine goals in 38 outings. However, he has shown enough to suggest he has a bright future as a Premier League striker.

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That’s why Newcastle, and many others, are keen to sign him this summer. However, a loan exit from Chelsea is not appealing.

Newcastle might need to shell out for Broja

If he is not interested in a loan, Newcastle may have to find the money. It has previously been reported that West Ham are ready to pay £30m for him, while the Northern Echo believe he is valued at between £20-25m.

The Magpies can certainly afford Broja, but a permanent deal could hamper our ability to land other key targets.

Eddie Howe is also looking to sign a right-winger, with Moussa Diaby heavily linked. If we were to loan out Broja, it would give us more money to spend on the Frenchman.

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However, Newcastle may have to go back to the drawing board if Chelsea’s academy product is unwilling to join us on loan.

It is a difficult situation. Sign Broja permanently and we can say goodbye to Diaby. But this deal won’t be easy either way and still seems like a long shot. We have alternative options such as Noni Madueke and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

One avenue Newcastle could take is a loan with an obligation to buy. This would allow the Magpies to postpone the payment until next year and give Broja the security that he will have a new permanent home.

It’s definitely one to watch in the coming weeks.

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