Fulham has successfully secured Chelsea striker Armando Broja on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, as Cottagers manager Marco Silva sought to bolster the squad’s attacking options following Raul Jimenez’s hamstring injury.
In a strategic move before the January transfer window closed, Fulham convinced the 22-year-old Blues academy graduate to make a temporary switch across West London. Broja, who has scored two goals in 19 appearances across all competitions this season, expressed his excitement about joining Fulham.
“It feels amazing. I’m really happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started, meet the players and manager, and play for the fans. The fans always play a big role, and I can’t wait to go to Craven Cottage and meet them all. I’m going to work hard for the team and create a real bond. I’m really honored and excited to be here,” said Broja.
Fulham’s Tony Khan also expressed enthusiasm about the deal, stating, “I’m very excited we’ve reached an agreement to bring Armando to Fulham. He’s a young and talented striker who is happy and motivated to join our squad and to play for Marco and his staff. Come on Fulham!”
Interestingly, Broja kicked off his scoring account for the season when Chelsea secured a 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage in October. However, he faced a goal drought until Chelsea’s FA Cup third-round match against Preston last month, where they netted four goals.
Chelsea acknowledged Broja’s departure in a brief statement, saying, “The Albania international will now continue his development in the Premier League with our neighbors. Good luck, Armando!”
Armando Broja is set to wear the No. 9 shirt for Fulham, and the loan move provides him with an opportunity to contribute to Fulham’s aspirations for success in the remainder of the season under Marco Silva’s guidance.