Chelsea are set to offer a new contract with improved terms to Armando Broja

According to Athletic (h/t Football.London), Chelsea are set to offer young striker Armando Broja a new contract on improved terms. He is believed that talks are already underway between the two parties.

The 20-year-old was strongly bound with a Stamford Bridge departure throughout this summer transfer window, but the club have made it clear their future is here. He already has a contract with the Blues until summer 2026.

Broja was on loan at Southampton last season and had a great time at St. Mary’s Stadium. Nine goals and one assist 38 matches in all competitions doesn’t exactly do justice to the way he played under Ralph Hasenhuttl. His link-up play, chain management, physical strength and threat from set pieces were some of the key facets.

Armando Broja will get a new contract at Chelsea

Broja is rated around £57 million by Chelsea if a club wants to sign him on a permanent contract. Blues coach Thomas Tuché had a look closely to the 20-year-old throughout pre-season in the absence of a hardcore striker in the squad.

Currently, the club don’t have a striker in their squad apart from Broja. Those who were there last season have left (Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner). Moreover, when asked about Broja’s future at Stamford Bridge last month, Tuchel was categorical that he doesn’t expect the youngster to leave the club this summer.

Chelsea started their Premier League campaign with a win and a draw. In both matches, they were the ones who dominated possession and created more chances than the opposition. But, the lack of a finisher in the box hurt them.

Chelsea are set to offer Armando Broja a new contract on improved terms.  (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
Kai Havertz has been tasked with Raheem Sterling to lead Chelsea’s line so far this season. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling and/or Kai Havertz are doing false nine work, but they’re not going to give up 20 goals a season to turn dominance into goals and wins.

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So it makes sense that the club secures Broja’s future with improved contract terms. The 20-year-old is a good enough player to lead the line as needed. Maybe Tuchel is gradually integrating him into the starting XI.


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