Blow for West Ham as Thomas Tuchel expects talented young striker Armando Broja to remain at Chelsea despite strong interest in a potential loan move
- Thomas Tuchel has revealed he expects Armando Broja to stay at Chelsea
- West Ham are keen on loaning the talented Albania international
- The 20-year-old made an impression during a loan spell at Southampton last season
Broja has been strongly associated with a move away from the blues west ham keen interest in loaning the highly-rated young forward.
However, Tuchel explained that Broja is keen to impress and a decision needs to be made about his future.
Thomas Tuchel has revealed he expects Armando Broja to stay at the club
Tuchel explained that Broja could be part of his plans despite clubs wanting him on loan
As reported by Sky Sports, said Tuchel: “I don’t expect him to leave. I know the offers and the interest. We will make a decision together, the owner and I and the player. When he arrived it was clear that he was trying to impress and become a Chelsea player.
“Following his loan spell at Southampton, it’s clear he wants to take the next step. Unfortunately he got injured and there is a lot of interest in him now. Let’s see how that goes. He has a contract here.
“We have a lot of options, but not the Armando type. Last season with him and Conor Gallagher we always have to consider what’s good for them and the club. Is there a chance he’ll get minutes here?
“He has already played in the Premier League. With Armando we have to look at the situation very carefully and individually and decide whether we have the minutes that we can offer so he can grow here or give him another loan to give him minutes to play.
The West Ham manager is keen to land Broja on loan after making an impression at Southampton
Broja, 20, made a huge impression in the Premier League last season on loan to Southampton and is excited for more opportunities to impress in the top flight.
He was part of the Chelsea squad who had traveled to the United States for their pre-season tour but had to return to England after suffering an injury in training.
The Albania international was previously on loan at Vitesse and has made a senior appearance for Chelsea, who faced Everton in the Premier League in 2020.
Chelsea can count on Timo Werner as an attacking option but the Germany international has hinted his future may lie elsewhere.
“It’s hard to say,” he said when asked if plain language conversations were needed.
“First of all, the most important thing is that I’m happy. I’m happy when I play and score goals. That’s the fact. I’m supposed to take care of that and the other things are yet to come. I could be happy anywhere.”