Decision made as £24.2m Chelsea youngster to fight for his place under Pochettino

Armando Broja of Chelsea (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Armando Broja of Chelsea (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /

The Chelsea strike force will undergo wholesale changes this summer as the Blues look to offload Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, the future of Armando Broja remained up in the air but now the Albanian has made a decision over his future.

CFC sold Kai Havertz to Arsenal and are pushing to offload Lukaku and Aubameyang. Aubameyang has agreed to join Olympique Marseille on a free transfer and will sign a three year deal with the Ligue 1 club. The summer clear out continues under Mauricio Pochettino as Aubameyang was not a part of CFC’s plans.

The Blues want to sell Lukaku with Juventus remaining admirers of the Belgian. However, Juventus’ pursuit depends on the sale of Dusan Vlahovic. If the Serbian is sold then the Old Lady will make a move for the 30 year old. Nicolas Jackson has been signed from Villarreal to remodel the strike force and another potential striker could arrive through the doors at Stamford Bridge.

Armando Broja to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place

In the midst of all the ins and outs, Broja remains a player whose future needs to be addressed. The Albanian made 12 Premier League appearances last season before suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament rupture that ended his 2022-23 season in December. His road to recovery has been challenging and very gruesome.

The 21 year old is finally fit but he missed the pre-season tour to USA. Broja has been linked with a move to West Ham United and his absence from the Chelsea squad further sparked up concerns over his future at Stamford Bridge. The Hammers will be able to offer more playing time to Broja. There is finally some clarity over the future of the Chelsea academy product.

According to Express Sport, Broja has made the decision to stay at CFC and fight for his place under Pochettino. Broja may not be in Pochettino’s immediate plans but the Albanian striker is ready to fight and earn his place in the Argentine’s plans.

If another striker does arrive at Stamford Bridge, Broja could further slip down the pecking order. He could become the third choice and playing time may not come easily for the 21 year old. Although, the enthusiasm and commitment must be applauded, Broja needs to consider leaving in case another new striker arrives in West London. He is valued at £24.2 million but a permanent transfer shouldn’t be preferred, instead, Broja should leave on loan, if he has to.

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