Another Chelsea forward on Real Madrid Transfer Shortlist; Real Madrid is considering signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja this summer, according to a report from the Spanish source.
This summer, Real Madrid, the reigning European champion, acquired Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni. They didn’t get Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain, though.
The current first-choice center-forward for Los Blancos is Karim Benzema, with Mariano Diaz and Borja Mayoral serving as his backups.
According to the information source, if Marco Asensio, Mayoral, or Dani Ceballos depart this summer, Real Madrid may sign a new striker to back up Karim Benzema.
Armando Broja of Chelsea is reportedly one of the players Los Merengues are considering for the summer.
Noah Okafor, a forward for Red Bull Salzburg, is reportedly another player the team is keeping an eye on. Broja was on loan to Southampton for the 2021–22 season.
The youthful player, who is capable of playing in nearly all attacking positions, participated in 38 games for the Saints last season across competitions, scoring nine goals and providing an assist.
The contract of Broja, a Blues academy alum, expires in just under four years (June 2026). His market value right now is €22 million (via Transfermarkt).
Broja might be more suited to Chelsea than Real Madrid.
Fans were thrilled by Broja’s Saints efforts last season.
He astounded his opponents with his remarkable off-the-ball mobility and impressive quickness. He was able to compete with some of the league’s top defenders.
A player with Broja’s skill set might be very useful for Thomas Tuchel’s team now that Romelu Lukaku has been loaned to Inter Milan.
He could help the team be more direct and provide something different than Kai Havertz. On the other hand, Benzema is already fully engaged for Los Blancos.
The Frenchman will probably continue to lead the charge for Real Madrid as long as he still has gas in his tank.
Broja needs to play frequently because he is still developing his skills. He won’t likely have as many chances if he plays for the Champions League champions.
Furthermore, Spanish football is very different from English football.