Sky Sports have released an interesting update on our pursuit of Armanda Broja, explaining why we are looking to sign the striker on loan.
North-East correspondent Keith Downie claims we are discussing the possibility of bringing him to Tyneside on a temporary basis, believing this would free up funds to sign a quality right winger.
This could make plenty of sense, as it would cost big money to bring in someone like Moussa Diaby – the Bayer Leverkusen wide man who’s expected to cost around £50m.
It seems we’ll face competition for Broja, as West Ham and Southampton are also showing interest, with the latter having him on loan during the 2021/22 season.
If we could secure him on a similar deal – or even one that includes an option or obligation to buy – it would be a smart signing that enables us to bring in an exciting young striker, while also having money available to spend on a top winger.
That said, this is all dependant on Chelsea’s plans for the 20-year-old, who won’t let him go until Thomas Tuchel has taken a closer look over pre-season.