Premier League club Chelsea has announced on Friday, just after the transfer market closed, that Armando Broja had signed a loan deal with Fulham that would run until the end of the season.
Although the deal’s financials were kept under wraps, British media said Fulham paid Chelsea about 4 million pounds ($5.10 million) for the 22-year-old.
“I’m very excited that we’ve reached an agreement to bring Armando Broja to Fulham on loan until the end of the season.
” He’s a young and talented striker who is happy and motivated to join our squad,” Fulham CEO Tony Khan said in a club statement.
Due to injuries, Broja only made a few starts this season, but he still managed to make 19 appearances.
Against Fulham in October, he scored his sole Premier League goal, and this month, against Preston North End in the FA Cup third round, he scored another.
Last month, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino stated that the striker would be crucial to his team’s success while Nicolas Jackson was away at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Senegal team.
In the tournament’s round of 16, Ivory Coast defeated the defending champions Senegal on Monday.