Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has suggested that Chelsea loanee Armando Broja will want to return to St Mary’s once again next season.

Broja, 20, is an exciting Chelsea-owned talent to come through the academy ranks at Cobham.

The centre-forward’s currently enjoying a season-long loan at Premier League rivals Southampton, scoring seven goals in 19 appearances across all competitions so far.

He scored in Southampton’s 4-1 league win at home to Brentford last night, which saw him match an achievement held by Diego Costa.

Hasenhuttl was quizzed post-match about Broja’s future and delivered an optimistic answer when asked if there’s anything Southampton can do to keep him next season.

“Yeah, sure, I mean he likes it here, he loves it here. He wants to be with us, I think. He wants to be here with us, you can feel that with him at every moment. The fans love him, so do it. It’s good,” Hasenhuttl said.

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Broja exciting Chelsea fans

For Broja, he needs to keep his head down and trying to improve his game with the Saints. He’s ticking so many boxes right now as their star striker with great pace, physicality and energy.

However, that doesn’t mean Chelsea fans can’t get excited about his future.

The Albania international looks more and more comfortable at Premier League level with every game he plays.

He’s won over Southampton boss Hasenhuttl to become a regular starter after a challenging start to the campaign and it’s no surprise to hear the club are now desperate to keep him.

Chelsea know he’ll be returning from his season-long loan in the summer, though.

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