GdS: Milan offer Chelsea’s Broja a platform to shine after difficult recovery period

By Oliver Fisher -

Armando Broja has just returned from an ACL injury and he is now ready to start again at the age of 21, with AC Milan a chance to do just that.

La Gazzetta dello Sport recall how the Slough-born Broja was spotted early on by Tottenham scouts, moving to Chelsea as an 8-year-old. He has always been a fan of the Blues and came through the youth sector there.

He went out on loan to Vitesse in the Netherlands and then he went to Southampton where he scored nine goals in 38 games and began to really look the part.

Broja remained at Chelsea for the 2022-23 season despite interest from numerous clubs – Milan included. Thomas Tuchel gave him a few minutes, but after Graham Potter’s arrival a few more chances appeared.

It was on 11 December against Aston Villa in a friendly in Abu Dhabi that he ruptured his cruciate ligament and that kept him out for months.

“After the surgery, I’d been in bed for about two weeks. One of the worst moments of my life, horrible. I couldn’t get up,” Broja said.

“My mother was running around the house to get me pills and feed me, it was a struggle. You feel almost useless. You want to do something, but you can’t. I had to take a step back.

“I had to put it behind me and start focusing on my recovery. As they say, the comeback will be better than the setback, now I no longer take anything for granted.”

Chelsea have been the most active club in the transfer window again and that risks leaving Broja with little playing time to fully continue his rehabilitation there, even if Christopher Nkunku suffered a long-term injury.

That’s where Milan come in. They have put him at the top of their list and can offer guaranteed starts and the chance to grow alongside Olivier Giroud, who also moved from Chelsea to the Rossoneri to relaunch his career in its twilight years.

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  1. So we want to give this guy the chance to grow alongside Giroud, regular minutes, become a better player and then give him back to Chelsea !!!! WTF – why can’t we just do this with Colombo, develop our own player for us, not another club ??!@ unbelievable
    Trust in our home grown talent, otherwise what is the point ????

    1. Chill, don’t put the cart before the horse. Any deal could very well include an option or obligation. Plus, I think this Broja is a huge risk, given his injury and the fact that he’s scored 7 goals in 45 EPL games. Not sure why everyone is so high on this kid.

  2. He is tall and strong same size as zlatan and Giroud almost and is not a bad player.
    We need a strong cf in the box to create space and battle the deffenders, since we already have leao Pulisic Chukwueze and okafor with speed and technique.
    He has the characteristics to do good in my view

  3. I think I’m more in favor of Ekitike instead. I think he would fit our team better. Also a major injury like what Broja had is very concerning.

    1. Giancarlo ekitike is awful player he is serie d player not even serie b I’m sure lazetic is 10 times better and comparing him to broja and moise Keane is guilty

      1. Thanks for that amazingly ignorant retort. Lazetic is rubbish. And Moise Keane sits on the bench because he can’t score for crap.

  4. LMAO Broja better than Ekitike and I thought I heard it all on here. Keep it up peanut gallery! And now it’s incredible how people suddenly like the Everton flop Moise Kean since we’re linked with him. Amazing.

  5. its hard to find pure no.9 in this world, same as hard to find good attacking left-back like theo. the other position is GK, so hard to find good player.

    Damn i miss pippo inzaghi. that dude can score in any angle

  6. Saya lebih percaya Lorenzo Colombo, jika hanya butuh setidaknya 6-8 gol saja permusim , anda harus percaya Colombo

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