Report: 19-year-old talent will be promoted by Tuchel if Chelsea fail to make signing

Armando Broja is set to be bumped up the queue by Thomas Tuchel, permitted Chelsea miss out on signing a new striker this summer.

According to Goal, Broja will be catapulted into the first-team squad, as long as the Blues fail to land another centre-forward.

The 19-year-old is back in pre-season training after an impressive campaign out on loan with Vitesse Arnhem.

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Broja beaming brightly

He bagged 11 goals in 34 appearances, scoring more times in the league than any current Chelsea player.


Thanks to his efforts in Holland, the Blues rewarded Broja with a shiny contract extension, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2026.

To say thank you for his present, the Albanian international then went and scored against Peterborough United in a friendly last weekend.

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Clearly, the club’s hierarchy rate him very highly, viewing him as a future star of the senior side.

However, he may have to wait for his moment in the spotlight depending on Chelsea’s transfer activity.

They are intent on buying a no.9 who can propel them to potential Premier League glory.

Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, Robert Lewandowski and Harry Kane have all been earmarked as the players to help this happen.

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At the moment, landing any one of this impressive quartet is proving extremely difficult.

Thanks to Olivier Giroud’s AC Milan move and Tammy Abraham’s likely exit, Tuchel cannot afford to be without a leading figure for his front line.

If all else fails, it could be down to Broja to make the step-up, which wouldn’t be the ideal scenario for many Chelsea supporters.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.