At the beginning of August, Armando Broja joined Southampton on loan from Chelsea for the season.
Having only turned 20-years-of-age in September, the youngster and the Blues will likely be happy with the progress they’ve seen since he moved to the Saints.
With a total of 470 minutes of action, the forward has scored four goals already and if he carries such a level forward then it will be a loan which worked out for everyone involved.
Apart from Southampton and Chelsea, there’s another interested party in all of this.
Broja is already a full Albania international. He made his debut in 2020, and has already started scoring for the country.
Inevitably, there’s some excitement around the youngster, and Sergio Porrini, assistant coach with the Albania national team, believes it would be best for everyone, including the player himself, to talk things calmly.
Speaking to Vocegiallorossa, he said: “Owned by Chelsea and now at Southampton, his name is on everyone’s lips. He scored some great goals, his characteristics are speed in one-on-ones and seeing the goal well. He must begin to mature and live his work with great professionalism, thinking that he has not yet achieved anything. We need time, however, we work for him and with him so that he can become a certain type of player and that he doesn’t get lost.”
Broja has a contract with Chelsea lasting until June 2026, and it’ll be interesting what happens at the end of his Southampton loan.