Chelsea may already have the perfect alternative to splashing out on Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window. If Graham Potter is looking for some extra spice in his attacking ranks, Raheem Sterling believes that Armando Broja is set for a bright future after wildly claiming that he could be the fastest footballer in the world.
Broja has been left to feed off scraps in terms of game time this season, starting just two games in the Premier League and scoring once. Regular appearances from the bench could eventually turn into starts, however, as he banks more experience and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang creeps towards his 34th birthday.
At an explosive 6ft 3in tall, lightning-quick Broja has been likened to Manchester City frontman Erling Haaland. The Chelsea youngster is already a regular goalscorer at international level with Albania, and even though he’s yet to replicate that with the Blues, many feel as though it is simply a matter of time.
“From last year to this he has grown a lot, and at Southampton, he exploded,” Albania assistant manager Sergio Porrini told TMW back in May. “His greatest qualities are in progression, especially the ball and chain.
“[He’s] less good, on the other hand, with his back to the goal, in the construction of the action. But, in the spaces, he is devastating.” Broja will get the opportunity to rest and recover over the next few weeks as Albania failed to make it to the World Cup, with Chelsea back on December 27 against Bournemouth.