Alan Shearer gives huge praise to Arsenal target who ‘can thrive’ in PL

Alan Shearer has been thoroughly impressed by Armando Broja, who is being linked with Arsenal and other Premier League sides.

The 20 year-old has been quite the shock after joining Southampton on loan from Chelsea in the summer, with eight goals from his 26 appearances in his breakthrough campaign.

It remains to be seen what his parent club will have planned for him for next season, but other clubs are already believed to be looking to test their resolve in keeping him, with both Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku currently haring the striker role in west London.

Alan Shearer has now described Broja as ‘clinical’, adding that his early stats already show that he ‘can thrive’ in England.

“Let me tell you, this lad is clinical,” Shearer told Premier League Productions (via Football.London).

“His goal against Brentford made him the youngest player in Premier League history to score in each of his first four home starts.

“As a striker it’s all about taking chances and scoring goals, so stats like this tell me he can thrive in the Premier League.

“He scores different types of goals, too. Against Leeds was a clinical finish – one you’d expect him to score – while the one against Burnley shows his ability to create space for himself to get his shot away.

“Against Brighton he particularly impressed me with his poise. Many would shoot [at first opportunity] but he takes the defender out of the picture before coolly slotting home.

“Broja is a young striker with an eye for goal and has a bright future in the Premier League.”

The Albanian certainly looks like he has the making of a top striker, but he is still very much raw. There is no guarantees that he will continue his impressive form for another team, but he definitely has the potential to be great, and I would definitely like to see him come in this summer. Whether he would be willing to be keen to come in as one of two new strikers who come in this summer to vie for the one role in the side remains to be seen.

Would you be happy if Broja was signed to be our first choice striker for next season? Has he shown enough to take a risk on him being our main man in attack?


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  1. As things currently stand it would be a risk to sign him to be first our choice striker next season however if we were to sign an experienced back up option like Origi then if Broja wasn’t to hit the ground running it would not be as much of an issue. He has good attributes(physical stature, mobility and good feet) it will be interesting to see his goal output at the end of the season then we will be able to make a better judgement about whether he is capable of prolific scoring.

  2. Also depends how much Chelsea would sell him for, given we are rivals they will definitely overpriced him for us, £25-£30m would be a fair price given he is young with potential and will have had a year of Premier league football under his belt, add Origi on a free transfer then we should have enough funds to buy 2 midfielders and possibly a back up right back.
    Incomings: Turner(GK)-£7M Spence(RB)-£10M Ruiz(CM)-£16M Phillips(DM)-£40 Broja(ST)-£25M Origi(ST)-Free Transfer

    Summer Expenditure=£98m

    1. I think this guy would fit Chelsea very well – much better than lukaku – he’s exactly the type of forward they are missing. I’d be stunned if they sold him now; maybe if they signed someone like haaland, they’d consider letting broja go.

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