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Report: Newcastle have now made formal approach to sign 'incredible' Chelsea player

Newcastle United have now made what is being called a formal approach to sign the Chelsea striker, Armando Broja, according to the Northern Echo.

The Albanian international spent last season on loan at Southampton and was impressive in the opening half of the season before tailing off a tad towards the back end. However, the 20-year-old caught the attention of plenty of onlookers, with West Ham and Arsenal among his admirers.

However, the Northern Echo has now claimed it is Newcastle who have moved first to try and secure the signing of Broja from Chelsea. The Magpies are looking to sign a new striker and have grown frustrated in their pursuit of French youngster, Hugo Ekitike.

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Broja is highly-rated at Chelsea but the Blues are known for cashing in on some of their younger players if the price is right. The young striker would fetch a decent sum, and Chelsea know Newcastle have the money to pay for new players. Indeed, there have been reports the Blues could ask for £58m for their man.

The impressive Broja, who was branded as being ‘incredible‘ for his speed and power last season, will be looking to be the main striker should he move on from Chelsea.

TBR’s View: Broja Would Shine At Newcastle

Armando Broja is already a good enough striker but the fact he is just 20 means he has an immensely bright future as well. And that could be what Newcastle are looking at here.

PIF will want to spend their money wisely and build a legacy at the club. Broja has the capability to be the number nine at St James’ Park for years to come, and that will appeal to the Magpies’ owners.

For Broja himself, a move to the Northeast could help his career. As things stand, he doesn’t look like he’ll get much game-time with Chelsea. With Newcastle, he’s got every chance of being the main man and shining.

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