Chelsea will regret this transfer decision – Glen Johnson says

Armando Broja
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Former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson has warned the club that they may regret selling Armando Broja.

Broja has been linked with a £30m move away from Chelsea, with West Ham believed to be one of his biggest admirers.

Glen Johnson has warned Chelsea that they may be selling a great striker if they go on to sell the Albanian international.

“I think, because of the scenario, they’ll regret letting Broja go because they’re not selling him for huge, huge money,” Johnson explained to The Games Cabin.

“They’re letting a potentially great player go without allowing another club to break the bank. You’re not going to buy a player for the same amount of money for similar or better quality.

“You might as well keep him and work with what you’ve got. If you’re going to go for a renowned goalscorer now, it’s going to cost X amount of money.

“You’re not going to get him for £30 million are you? They’re better to work with what they’ve got rather than selling him for relatively cheap.

“I’m not totally convinced Broja can become an excellent Premier League goalscorer but he is good in front of goal and he can certainly finish,” Johnson added.

“I would just expect him to score plenty of goals with the chances that Chelsea are going to create. Obviously there is a big question mark, for sure. I’d rather keep him for that question mark then spend £80m – £100m on someone who would also have that question mark.”