Fulham are in desperate need of a new center-forward in January but it might be easier said than done to convince Chelsea striker Armando Broja to make the switch across West London. The current striker options at Fulham aren’t living up to expectations.
Losing Aleksandar Mitrovic was always going to be a huge blow for Fulham. Apart from scoring 14 league goals last season, he also got the best out of the likes of Andreas Pereira and Willian.
Raul Jimenez has been underwhelming this season. He only has 3 goals in 14 appearances this season. His backup, Carlos Vinicius has a single league goal to his name. Meanwhile, Rodrigo Muniz looked bright during his cameos but has since picked up an injury.
Fulham move for Broja in January not looking easy
Armando Broja has been discussed as a potential option for Fulham in January, but right now it’s looking unlikely.
Speaking on the Ranks FC Podcast about the chances of signing the forward, Jones said: “Even Armando Broja who gets linked to Fulham, I’m just not convinced he leaves.” Jones even said that Fulham will need an in-form striker if they wish to finish higher than they are at the moment. He made it clear that the Albanian would be a great inclusion for Chelsea. However Broja’s reported price tag of £30 million is the obstacle.
Fulham need to be clever in their recruitment
Fulham are supposedly closing in an Brazil international, Andre in January. It is highly unlikely that Fulham would splash out on two expensive signings in the same window, in Andre and Broja.
Head coach Marco Silva needs to find a solution to the center-forward situation in January. The club needs to be clever in their recruitment. They need to sign someone in good form who can hit the ground running immediately.
The likes of Jonas Wind and Santiago Gimenez are unlikely to be cheap either but would fit the bill given the seasons they’re currently having. Broja on the other hand is definitely talented, but his form is a problem. He hasn’t had a lot of minutes under his belt so far this season.
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