West Ham United are looking for a new striker in the January transfer window and have enquired about the conditions of signing Chelsea striker, Armando Broja, according to Rudy Galetti.
David Moyes has largely depended on prolific winger, Jarrod Bowen for goals following Michail Antonio’s injury. Hence, The Hammers are in the market for a new striker and have earmarked Broja whom they have previously been linked with last summer, for a possible move this January.
The Chelsea forward returned from a lengthy injury in the cameo against Aston Villa and recorded his long-awaited first start of the season with a goal in the 2-0 victory over Fulham.
Along with Broja, Galetti reports that Paris Saint-Germain’s striker, Hugo Ekitike is on the Hammers’ list of targets for the centre-forward position.
Broja signed a contract extension last summer that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2028. With Chelsea incessantly linked with a move for another striker, it is possible the 22-year-old who is valued at £24m by Transfermarkt could make a move this winter amid Interest from West Ham.
Should West Ham move for Broja?
West Ham under Moyes, experienced a challenging start to the previous season, battling relegation and managing just 11 goals in their first 13 Premier League matches.
However, the team have undergone a significant improvement in the current season, more than doubling that goal tally with an impressive 34 goals scored so far. This turnaround highlights the positive impact and attacking prowess that Moyes has instilled in the team, contributing to their improved performance in front of goal.
The Hammers currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League standings with 33 points, four points below fourth-placed Arsenal whom they recorded an impressive victory against on matchday 20.
The addition of Broja would reinforce their attacking acumen as they also need depth following their qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Broja has shown his capabilities while on loan with Southampton, and his speed and physicality hugely align with West Ham’s counter-attacking pattern.
The Hammers will aim for three consecutive victories when they host Brighton and Hove Albion as victory will put them at touching distance with fourth-placed Arsenal.
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