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Wolves transfer news: Wolves in hunt for striker Armando Broja

Wolves are reportedly one of a few sides now in the hunt for Armando Broja.

TEAMtalk claimed last night that Wanderers have now entered the face for the talented 20-year-old.

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Broja is currently on loan at Southampton from Chelsea, and has enjoyed a really productive campaign.

He has scored seven goals so far this term, with five of those coming in the Premier League.

The Albania international has drawn attention for his overall play and the way he is a handful for opposition defenders.

The decision is Chelsea’s to make. Seemingly, he will remain with Southampton until the end of the season as per the original agreement,

The Blues must then decide whether Broja can make an impact for their first-team, if he should be loaned out again, or whether he should be sold.

Southampton, understandably, would like to retain Broja beyond this current loan spell. But the Saints are now facing big competition.

Fabrizio Romano gave an indication of the player’s approximate value yesterday, reporting Southampton were ready to bid £25 million to turn his move permanent. talkSPORT have said this is not the case though.

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As well as Wolves, Everton and Leeds United are also keen.

Wolves currently have just two centre-forwards in the first-team: Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva.

Hwang Hee-chan – who will become a permanent Wolves player in the summer – and Adama Traore are also options to play through the middle. But the latter has been heavily linked with an exit from Molineux this month.

Armando Broja a long-term Raul Jimenez replacement for Wolves?

This is an interesting claim about Wolves being interested in Armando Broja.

The youngster has enjoyed a really good campaign for the Saints this season, and looks to be someone who could develop into a menacing striker.

He plays in a way that is not so dissimilar to Jimenez. Thomas Tuchel said recently of Broja (via 90min): “Armando’s getting better and better. He’s a very unique player with unique strengths in his game, he has speed, he’s robust and he’s a goalscorer.”

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He likes to hold the ball up and link-up with those around him, and is also a big aerial threat.

Broja is definitely somebody to keep an eye on until the end of the season.