Armando Broja has signed a six-year contract extension with Chelsea.
The striker only turns 21 later in September, but the Blues have decided to tie him to the club on a long-term deal.
Much speculations arose around Broja this summer after he scored six goals in the Premier League last season for Southampton on loan.
West Ham, Newcastle and Everton were all reportedly interested in his services throughout the window, but a move was never sanctioned.
Broja has appeared in three games for the Blues so far this season, all off the bench. Chelsea are still without a traditional ‘number nine’ and Broja will be hoping he can show Thomas Tuchel he is ready to step into this position.
“I’m lost for words really just thinking about it. It’s the club I’ve dreamed of playing for my whole life, the club that I support and the club that I love. I’ve been here since I was a boy so it’s a surreal feeling for me and my family,” Broja said.
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New owner Boehly was very pleased to extend Broja’s contract saying: ‘We are delighted Armando has committed to Chelsea. He is a young and exciting striker and a big part of our plans moving forward.’