Romano puts a date on when Chelsea will sell their first home grown player of the summer

One player we’ve not heard much of in recent times – for obvious reasons – is Armando Broja. His loan to Fulham in January is quickly turning into one of the disaster moves of the season.

After heading to Craven Cottage for first team minutes, he’s ended up playing even less than he might have had he stayed with us.

With Nicolas Jackson looking like a solid option and a new centre forward likely to arrive this summer, Broja is going to have to leave the club, and Fabrizio Romano has today reported in an exclusive that the Albania international is “on the list of several clubs in Europe and the Premier League,” and will be sold “as soon as he returns from Fulham loan.”

That’s promising for Chelsea’s accountants, who will see the home grown player as one of their sources of “pure profit” as they look to balance the books. The question is how much we can get for a player who has a lot to prove if he wants to make a long term career in the top flight.

A sad stage – but a potentially bright future

At this point, it’s pretty clear that Broja need a permanent move away from Chelsea, to somewhere where he can play regularly and start to rebuild his career. This doesn’t really come as a surprise to any of us, given the sad direction his career has taken since his bright start to life in the Premier League on loan at Southampton.

We’re not sure who might be interested in him this summer – Romano says Premier League teams are keen, but it’s hard to see anyone above teams towards the bottom being willing to part money with him given he’s not played much for 2 years in a row now.

Perhaps a move abroad would suit him best? Either way, it’s fair to say we’ve probably seen the last of him as a Chelsea player.

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