Arsenal ‘target Chelsea wonderkid Armando Broja in summer transfer window’ amid superb loan spell at Southampton
ARSENAL are reportedly considering a summer clash to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
The 20-year-old starlet received rave reviews on loan at Southampton where he scored eight goals in 24 games in all competitions.
It had been claimed that Saints were planning a club record offer of £25m at the end of the season.
But according to Football.Londonthe south coast team faces competition from the Gunners in the race to secure their services.
They say Mikel Arteta’s side are monitoring his progress at St Mary’s ahead of a possible transfer.
The outlet adds that Arsenal have put the England-born Albania international high on their wishlist after missing out on January target Dusan Vlahovic.
Broja would be highly valued by Arteta, who has made signing a centre-forward his top priority this summer.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown was lyrical about the player for his performance in the Saints’ 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Saturday.
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The youngster proved to be a handful for Red Devils skipper Harry Maguire all afternoon.
And Keown drooled over Broja’s pace and power while speaking commentary for BT Sport.
He remarked: “You have to applaud him, the pace he has. He is really impressed for Southampton.
“He’s also a physical specimen, the ball went into him and Maguire wasn’t able to win them over.
“He’s got everything going for his game. His pace there, look how he’s winning it – he’s intimidating Maguire there.
“So fast, direct. Players around him. This man is so difficult to play against.”
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