- Armando Broja is set to continue his development with Southampton after joining the Saints on loan
- The promising striker recently penned a new five-year deal with Chelsea following an impressive loan spell at Vitesse
- During his stint with the Dutch club, the 19-year-old Englishman scored 10 league goals in 30 appearances
Chelsea have announced the transfer of Armando Broja to Southampton in a season-long loan deal.
The transfer came only days after the promising striker penned a new five-year deal with the Blues.
He will now continue his development with the Saints ahead of the upcoming Premier League season where he will be almost guaranteed first-team action.
Chelsea's statement on Broja
In a statement announcing his exit, Chelsea took time to wish the Englishman the very best at his new home - at least for the next few months.
"Armando Broja will spend the 2021/22 season on loan in the Premier League after completing a move to Southampton," Chelsea announced.
"It will be the first experience of regular top-flight football in England for the teenage striker, who has advanced through the Chelsea Academy ranks since signing at the age of nine," the statement continued.
Broja, who spent 11 years with Chelsea's academy graduated to the senior team last season before he was sent out on loan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
The 19-year-old went on to impress during his stay with Vitesse, scoring an impressive 10 goals in 30 league appearances.
His outstanding performances earned him a new deal at Stamford Bridge, having previously signed his first professional contract with Chelsea back in February 2020.
Speaking on his transfer to St. Mary's, Broja admitted he was excited with the deal, revealing he will be keen to continue his development and growth as a player.
“I feel very happy. I was really excited to join Southampton. It’s obviously a very good Premier League club," Broja told Southampton's website.
“They’ve got a good history and they play in the best league in the world, so it’s amazing for a young player to experience it, be in and around a Premier League team, and learn and develop from the older players, the staff and everyone here. It’s a very good opportunity," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jorginho has made a joke about Lionel Messi's shock exit at Barcelona on a lighter note as he begged the Argentine star to join him at Chelsea this summer, The Sun.
The 29-year-old had a fulfilling season as helped the Blues win their second Champions League title and Italy win Euro 2020.
The Italian midfielder could not believe the news after it was confirmed that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner was on his way out of the club.