'I'd probably go for him': Ian Wright tells Aston Villa to go and sign 20-year-old from Chelsea this summer

Ian Wright has suggested that Aston Villa go out and try sign youngster Armando Broja this summer from Chelsea.

Broja, who Chelsea loaned out to Southampton this season, is proving he’s already Premier League quality at a young age.

The 20-year-old centre-forward has grown into an important player at St Mary’s over the course of this season, scoring nine goals across all competitions so far.

He’s a fiery striker with a tigerish work rate, great pace and natural strength.

Wright, who was discussing Steven Gerrard’s Villa, put forward Chelsea loanee Broja as someone that could be a great transfer target for the Midlands club.

“I’d probably go for Armando Broja from Chelsea, who’s at Southampton. He’s the kind of player, you can see how hungry and driven he is. He just wants to score goals. He will get those fans off their seats. If you get him, Jacob Ramsey and [Philippe] Coutinho – and Coutinho can find him. Then you are starting to think ‘okay, I can see it’ and you’re getting that excitement,” Wright said.

Incidentally, Broja’s a player that’s been linked with Premier League rivals West Ham and Southampton this week.

However, Chelsea are reportedly yet to decide on his future.

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Broja’s conundrum

It’s definitely a massive summer ahead for Broja.

First of all, he’ll need to hear what parent club Chelsea want to do with him. If the Blues want to keep him for next season, is he ready to fight for a first-team spot and potentially not be guaranteed a permanent starting position?

The striker’s got used to regular starts with Southampton, but it would be another step up in class and pressure at Stamford Bridge.

You’d guess that there will be a queue of potential suitors if he becomes available at the end of the season, though.

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