BREAKING: Armando Broja sends message to Thomas Tuchel after signing six-year Chelsea contract
Chelsea striker Armando Broja has sent a message of intent to head coach Thomas Tuchel after signing a six-year contract extension.
The 21-year-old has committed to the club by signing a new deal that will see him remain a Blue until 2028.
This comes just 24 hours after Chelsea signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, adding further competition to Chelsea’s attack this season.
Despite not starting any of the opening five matches in the Premier League after a successful loan spell at Southampton, Broja has not been put off as he looks to challenge for his place this season.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website after signing his new deal, Broja admitted that it is a dream come true.
He said: “I’m lost for words really just thinking about it. It’s the club I’ve dreamed of playing for my whole life, the club that I support and the club that I love. I’ve been here since I was a boy so it’s a surreal feeling for me and my family.
“To be able to put on the blue shirt with the first team is a dream come true. It’s amazing every minute that you get to play on the pitch because this is one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
The forward continued to send a message regarding the competition for places with Kai Havertz and Aubameyang competing with him for a spot in attack.
“There’s always competition and everyone wants to play so I’m just happy that I have the opportunity to be a part of it,” he continued.
“Hopefully I get to play a lot of matches and be a part of the team’s success.”
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly revealed his delight in Broja signing the extension, stating: “We are delighted Armando has committed to Chelsea. He is a young and exciting striker and a big part of our plans moving forward.”
Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners, added to this.
Armando Broja and Thomas Tuchel at full-time against Tottenham Hotspur at
“Armando has so much talent and we are confident he can fulfil it at Chelsea. We are all looking forward to watching his development this season and beyond,” they said.
The Albania international will be hoping to prove himself to Tuchel over the coming season and earn his place in the Chelsea squad.
It remains to be seen as to how much game time the forward will be handed, having been used as back-up for Havertz in the early stages of the season.
The forward has looked lively coming off the bench and will look to make his mark as a Chelsea player.
The Blues face West Ham United on Saturday, a side who were interested in Broja during the summer transfer window, and the forward will hope to have done enough in training to earn his place in the team.