Armando Broja has already given an insight into his future amid fresh links with a move to Newcastle United.
What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer news?
A target over the course of the summer, Nothing but Newcastle understand the club saw a loan offer rejected by Chelsea for their young striker.
Having impressed on loan at Southampton last season and Chelsea looking to strengthen their frontline, there appeared to be a hope Broja would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge once more. Chasing a young striker to cover and compete with Callum Wilson, a temporary move for a player who had proven himself to some degree was a logical step.
Still, Newcastle were rebuffed and eventually paid a club-record fee for the services of Alexander Isak, who has already made a goalscoring impact on Tyneside. Broja, meanwhile, has enjoyed his fair share of game time this season, scoring his first senior goal for the club he joined as a youngster in 14 appearances.
While the Albanian international has been handed a long-term at Chelsea, CBS Sports claim both Newcastle and Everton are monitoring his developments should another option to loan him emerge.
What did Broja say of his future?
In quotes sourced by Fabrizio Romano, Broja said: “New long term deal at Chelsea is massive opportunity for me and my family. This is my boyhood club.
“I want to keep trying to improve as a person and player. There is not many better clubs to learn than Chelsea”.
Should Newcastle make a move for Broja?
The idea of signing a young striker who has already scored goals in both the Premier League and at international level should never be dismissed out of hand, of course.
Still, with Isak in and potentially more signings in January, it’s difficult to see the club prioritising a loan move. Quite why Chelsea would allow a player to move to a Champions League rival on a temporary basis is unclear too.
While a move made sense earlier this summer, Newcastle are in a much different place right now.