West Ham should have signed this ‘incredible’ striker instead of Scamacca, says ex-Hammer

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West Ham United would have been better off signing Armando Broja from Chelsea instead of Gianluca Scamacca, according to former Hammers defender Glen Johnson.

Johnson is a big fan of Broja, who was recently linked with a £30million move to the London Stadium, but it seems Chelsea moved to block the player’s departure.

Although Scamacca also looks a promising talent, Johnson is unsure if he was really the best option for his former club.

“I would have potentially opted for Armando Broja over Gianluca Scamacca,” the former England international said.

“But it is exciting that West Ham are spending that sort of money on a striker. Scamacca is going to have to deliver.

“I would have only opted for Broja because he’s got Premier League experience already but hopefully I’m wrong and he can smash in 25 goals.”

West Ham needed a new striker this summer, so it was probably wise to move for an alternative if progress wasn’t being made on Broja.

The young Albania international may, however, still move to another Premier League club, so David Moyes and co. could live to regret missing out on him if he ends up shining for one of their rivals.

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  1. Chelsea playing difficult over transfer so could not deal with Tuchel
    What would you have Moyes do start the season without striker

  2. Perhaps you should go straigfht into management into the Premiership, you obviously have huge experience of building a team but I would not suggest that you start with West Ham

  3. Glen Johnson -who played a whole 15 times for WHU really sees how things are ??? Firstly, Chelsea say Broja isn’t for sale. Secondly, WHU have needed to sign a good striker to support the ageing Antonio for ages. Thirdly – every WHU fan is fed-up of hearing about the players they’re “interested in”. We’ve signed what looks like a good forward. Well done. Now try and get another one.

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