Chelsea striker Armando Broja is looking forward to the new season after committing to a new five-year contract with the club.
As it stands, it remains unclear whether the 19-year-old will earn a place in Thomas Tuchel’s first-team squad for the new season.
So far, he has certainly done well to make a case for his inclusion, though.
The Albania international is now back at Chelsea for the pre-season after a relatively successful loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem last season, where he scored 10 goals in Eredivisie.
He also featured in Saturday’s 6-1 friendly win over Peterborough United, scoring one goal, and could have had more if it was not for his two other goals’ being ruled out for offside.
Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a new striker, which could spell trouble for Broja’s first-team chances.
But even if the club is to sign an elite No.9, Olivier Giroud’s departure and Tammy Abraham’s potential exit could pave the way for the teenager.
Unless he prefers to pursue regular football with another loan club, he should at least be considered for Chelsea’s back-up striker role.
Broja himself seems to be excited ahead of the new season.
“What a moment,” he wrote on Instagram after the new contract announcement.
“Words can’t describe how amazing this feels. Thank you so much to my family, friends, and everyone at the academy for helping me achieve this.
“Can’t wait for the 2021/22 season.”