View: Chelsea selling Timo Werner may be the break that Armando Broja needs
Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, which could be just the break that Armando Broja needs.
The Albanian striker has also been a prime candidate to leave the Blues this summer, with West Ham coming closest to securing the Albanian international.
However, with Timo Werner, the only other recognised striker Chelsea currently have, approaching a potential loan move to Juventus [The Guardian] this could create an opening for Broja.
The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg reported that: “Juventus have approached Chelsea about signing Timo Werner on loan.
“The Germany striker has struggled since joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig for £47.5m two years ago and was criticised by Thomas Tuchel after airing his frustrations in public last week.”
Potential spot for Broja?
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Werner’s possible exit does open up a spot for Broja to get game time and impress at Stamford Bridge if he does stay through the end of the window.
Last season on loan at Southampton he proved that he is more than capable of thriving in the Premier League if given sufficient minutes.
Albeit he only scored six Premier League goals last season, he was leading the line for a struggling side that did not create many chances for him.
The 20-year-old showed that he has the energy and strength to lead the line for a Premier League club, stretching defences with his runs and holding up the ball in isolated situations.
Given the necessary chances next season he could seamlessly fit into Thomas Tuchel’s side, being the number nine in the German manager’s 3-4-3 formation.
In addition to this, Chelsea now have an opportunity to learn from previous mistakes as they could spend millions of pounds on a striker or show faith in a talented young player who has scored goals wherever he has been.
In other Chelsea news, Billy Gilmour is set for crunch talks with Thomas Tuchel.