Report: 20-year-old's Chelsea future will be decided on July tour, three PL clubs want to sign him
Chelsea youngster Armando Broja will reportedly see his fate for next year decided by how well he performs on the pre-season tour of the United States.
According to GOAL, the 20-year-old’s immediate future depends on Chelsea’s trip to the US in July.
The Blues play against Club America, Charlotte FC and Arsenal on their overseas trip as part of the pre-season schedule this summer.
It is understood that the centre-forward must impress first-team boss Thomas Tuchel if he’s to earn a spot in the squad at Stamford Bridge for the 2022/23 campaign.
The report adds Broja may push for a quick decision amid interest Premier League trio Newcastle United, West Ham and Southampton. Italian sides AC Milan, Inter Milan and Napoli are keen, too.
Huge pre-season for Chelsea talent
Broja’s facing a couple of crucial months that could help catapult himself into Chelsea’s first team.
It sounds like the striker will get the opportunity at least to prove his worth, something he’s earned after an eye-catching season-long loan this season with Premier League rivals Southampton.
He scored nine goals in 38 appearances across all competitions for the Saints, as well as provide real energy and a presence in attack.
Paul Merson said earlier this year he thinks Broja has a future at Chelsea. Will that begin next season, though?
Almost every attacker that played for Chelsea this season should be nervously looking over their shoulder worried about their positions.
Blues manager Tuchel needs to find an extra gear in his forward line moving forward, so perhaps that’s achieved by some different personnel.
Broja’s still at the very early stages of his career, but he showed a lot of maturity and excitement while performing on the Premier League stage.