‘It’s time to give Broja a chance’ – Former Blue sends message to Thomas Tuchel

Armando Broja
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Former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson has told Chelsea that it’s time to give Armando Broja a chance, rather than going for another big money signing.

The Blues had paid £97.5m to sign up Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. However, the club record signing could only score 8 league goals last season.

Meanwhile, Armando Broja performed really well on loan last season, and the academy product is being sought after by many Premier League sides.

Broja developed his game while on loan with Southampton, and the Saints are keen on having him for another season.

West Ham are also said to be interested in the Chelsea youngster.

Glen Johnson has told Chelsea to give Broja a chance at the club next season.

Glen Johnson said: “I think Chelsea are going to be reluctant to spend scary money again considering what happened with the Romelu Lukaku signing.

“If it was up to me, then I’d give Armando Broja a chance rather than spending £80 million on a replacement.

“I’d rather get it wrong with a player that I’ve already got, rather than get it wrong by spending £80 million.

“Broja is technically good in front of goal, but I don’t know how good he is yet. He did score some fantastic goals for Southampton but, let’s face it, Southampton aren’t Chelsea.

“He’s going to get more goal scoring opportunities at Chelsea and he’s technically good enough to score more next season.”