A recent report suggests that while West Ham currently are not pursuing a deal for Armando Broja, they could if players are sold.

For a number of years now, West Ham have shown interest in signing Armando Broja. David Moyes is said to be an admirer of his, believing that he could be the answer to the Hammers’ string of unsuccessful strikers. This reached a peak in the Summer of 2022 where it was expected that the club would finally make a move for the Albanian, that was until he suffered an awful injury which saw him sidelined for the whole of last season.

However, recent reports have suggested that the East London outfit are still holding firm interested in signing the 22 year old. Despite this, journalist Ben Jacobs believes that not only are other clubs ahead of West Ham, but at this very moment they are not actively trying to sign him.

“There are a few things to say about Broja,” he told GIVEMESPORT. “The first thing is that there’s quite a lot of interest, which comes from Fulham and Wolves, who would prefer to do a loan with an option to buy or could be persuaded into an obligation. But they would prefer to structure it so they’re not buying permanently and spending much money in this window.”

“Then you have West Ham, who have been tracking Broja for quite some time. The interest is historical, but they could be tempted to reignite it. When they bid for Broja a few windows back, they looked at just over £30m. But I think Fulham and Wolves may be slightly more active than West Ham. But if there is to be a departure in this window, then obviously, any club interested that isn’t active now has to make a big decision. So, we can’t rule out West Ham, but maybe Fulham and Wolves are more active.”

So, for now, it seems like the Hammers are not planning on signing Broja unless their finances change. Even then, it would not stop them from planning in the event that they sell someone. It suggests that maybe interest in the forward has died down, after all he has failed to have much of an impact at Chelsea since his return from injury.

Our Irons certainly could do with some additions this January, but if Chelsea are demanding an obligation to buy it may be too risky of a signing. Even when he was at his best, when he was on loan at Southampton, he never reached double digits in the Premier League, so it is understandable why Moyes may not be as keen on him.

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