Chelsea teenager Armando Broja has reportedly agreed a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
According to The Athletic, the centre-forward has agreed a five-year deal to stay with the Blues. It is understood that the club will make an official announcement within the next few days.
The report explains that Broja is “highly rated” by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who’s given him a chance in pre-season to try show he belongs in the first team. However, there is a possibly he could still leave on loan this summer.
Broja, who’s earned six caps for Albania on the senior international stage, is an exciting talent from the academy system.
The 19-year-old impressed during the last season out on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, who are a club that helped develop the likes of Mason Mount.
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For Broja, he should feel he can earn a spot in the senior Chelsea squad for the 2021/22 season.
Olivier Giroud’s exit is now confirmed, while rumours about Tammy Abraham’s future are frequent.
Broja has surely helped his cause by scoring and assisting on Saturday during Chelsea’s behind-closed-doors 6-1 friendly win against Peterborough United.
He just needs to give it everything during the rest of pre-season to make Tuchel’s mind up.
Regardless, it’s great to hear of a contract extension for someone with bags of potential.
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