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Nottingham Forest plotting summer swoop for Chelsea player



Nottingham Forest are considering a transfer swoop for Chelsea striker Armando Broja this summer, according to Nottinghamshire Live.

The 20-year-old has been at the Blues since 2009, rising through the academy ranks before penning his first professional deal with the club in 2020.

Broja has made just one appearance for Chelsea so far, that coming in the Premier League in March 2020, before subsequently going on two loan moves in the previous two seasons.

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The forward, who has amassed 12 caps for the Albania national team already, first joined Dutch outfit Vitesse, where he scored 10 times in the Eredivisie, before plying his trade this past season for Southampton in the Premier League.

Having netted six times in 32 outings for the Saints, Broja will head back to Stamford Bridge this summer, but Forest are keen on giving him regular Premier League game-time following their promotion after defeating Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final.

The report states that Forest are likely going to push for a loan deal for Broja, with a permanent acquisition unlikely due to the youngster having four years remaining on his contract at Chelsea.

The Verdict

Broja would be a fantastic addition to the Forest squad – and he could end up being an alternative to Keinan Davis.

Aston Villa reportedly want the best part of £15 million for Davis, and if the Forest recruitment team decide he isn’t worth that, then alternatives will need to be considered.

After some exciting performances for Southampton last season, Broja proved that he’s ready to carry on playing regularly in the Premier League, even though he wasn’t exactly a consistent goalscorer.

Steve Cooper is clearly trusted when it comes to developing young players, so Chelsea could determine that the City Ground is best for Broja next season.

However, there will likely be teams from across Europe’s top leagues interested in a deal for Broja as well, so it’s early days with this one.

25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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