West Ham are making a serious move to try and sign Nottingham Forest-linked talent Armando Broja from Chelsea, 90Min have confirmed.
The Hammers were linked along with Forest, Southampton and Newcastle earlier this month.
Now, David Moyes is ramping up his recruitment drive as he looks to add competition for Michail Antonio in the West Ham attack.
Broja was on loan at Southampton last season. He enjoyed a decent maiden season playing Premier League football and finished with nine goals.
The Reds will naturally go on the hunt for a striker or two this summer. Taiwo Awoniyi is set to join from Union Berlin with a £17 million fee thought to be agreed.
Broja could cost as much as £30 million. Chelsea value their player very highly and he does have a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham are now going to make the first move to sign the 20-year-old and Moyes appears confident that a deal can be struck.
In signing Awoniyi, Forest are getting a striker who perhaps has more experience when it comes to playing men’s football.
It’s fair to say that Broja’s ceiling is pretty high though and West Ham would be getting themselves a player with bags of potential.
West Ham make Broja move and Forest now look unlikely to swoop
The Albanian international is unlikely to be high on Forest’s list of targets any longer.
With Awoniyi set to sign, the club will now look to fill some other gaps in the squad before possibly going for another talisman.
Broja would have suited Forest more on loan. The Reds will want to establish as a Premier League outfit first before spending such a hefty sum on one player.
West Ham will have European football to offer their new recruits this summer.
Spending £30 million on one player is something they’re in a position to do and it will be intriguing to see how Broja goes at the London Stadium.
If the deal does go through, Forest could get an early glimpse of Broja. The Reds’ first home game of the season is at home to West Ham on August 13th.