Chelsea’s logic questioned in potential sale of 22-year-old striker amid pursuit of elite summer transfer options

Chelsea’s logic questioned in potential sale of 22-year-old striker amid pursuit of elite summer transfer options

Chelsea’s attempts to sell Armando Broja just don’t add up.

They’re without Nicolas Jackson for a month, and Broja is the main man right now. He’s getting regular starts and will hope to get some goals too. The club would love to upgrade, but that seems a difficult task right now.

But all of this doesn’t stop the links to other clubs. Jacob Steinberg’s piece in the Guardian yesterday claimed that Wolves are the latest team with interest in the striker.

Steinberg adds that any deal to sign Broja to Wolves would depend on the Blues bringing in another forward. That’s where the problem is.

There are elite options available this summer, and we’re already struggling to make our FFP numbers. Spending our way deeper into a hole in January seems a bad idea on any long term timescale. We’re short of goals, but we can hope Jackson returns and keeps improving.

It could be a painful second half of the season, but dumping Broja for an uncertain replacement at short notice seems like an unnecessary risk.

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