West Ham close in on Chelsea player as Scamacca exit deal is advancing

According to Roma Giallo Rossa, West Ham United have initiated their pursuit of Chelsea striker Armando Broja, and the potential loan departure of Gianluca Scamacca may depend on the completion of this transfer, writes the WHZ. On June 9th, Italian journalist Di Marzio reported that AS Roma had contacted West Ham about signing the forward, while also disclosing on June 13th that Scamacca had approved a return to his former club.

The Daily Mail revealed on June 13th that West Ham has granted permission for the Italian striker to depart the London Stadium, and it appears they have identified Armando Broja, a previous transfer target, as a potential replacement. As per Roma Giallo Rossa, West Ham is nearing the acquisition of Broja, and once that deal is finalized, the signed loan agreement for Scamacca’s move to Roma can be officially concluded. After their unsuccessful attempt with Scamacca, it seems West Ham United is now pursuing another project signing in Broja.

Considering Broja’s limited playing time since his loan spell at Southampton in the 2021/22 season and his recent lengthy injury layoff, this move carries significant risk for West Ham. While it is tempting to sign the talented Albanian player given his exceptional qualities and potential, the same could have been said about Scamacca when he completed his £35 million transfer from Sassuolo last summer. Opting to retain the Italian striker for another season appears to be the more sensible and obvious choice rather than wasting funds on another potential transfer risk.

West Ham United’s pattern of making unnecessary and ill-considered striker signings seems unending, and this latest development only adds to the concern.