Report: Club now want to sign second player from Chelsea in six months, this time it's 'outstanding' 20-year-old
Leeds United are reportedly one of the clubs to join the race for Chelsea youngster Armando Broja.
Chelsea talent Broja, who’s currently impressing during a season-long loan at Southampton, is receiving plenty of transfer attention.
Tuttomercatoweb reported this week that Southampton have made a €30million (£25million) offer for Broja to try land him on a permanent basis. Also, Newcastle United have made an approach worth €40million (£33million).
According to TEAMtalk, Leeds, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers have all entered the pursuit of the 20-year-old.
Interestingly, it’s the second time in six months Leeds are looking to raid Chelsea after they signed midfield prospect Lewis Bate from the Blues academy last July.
Broja’s loan deal at St Mary’s doesn’t run out until the summer, so Thomas Tuchel’s Blues may be able to bide their time making a decision on him.
The centre-forward has seven goals in 21 games so far in a Southampton shirt to become a big favourite at St Mary’s.
He’s another supreme talent to play in Chelsea’s academy at Cobham, with Joe Cole previously calling the youngster “outstanding”.
Chelsea academy strikes gold again
Yet again there is a player from the Blues academy that is making a name for himself in the senior game.
There must be something in the water at Cobham because they are producing quality young players at a rapid rate.
Hopefully, Broja follows in the footsteps of players like Mason Mount and Reece James to carve out a first-team career with Chelsea.
It’s no surprise to see plenty of interest in him due to his loan spell, though.