Chelsea pinched Tottenham academy starlet after he scored nine goals against them

Chelsea's young star Armando Broja has revealed the Blues plucked him from the Spurs academy as a youngster after he netted nine times against them in a youth game

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2022 by

Chelsea pinched Tottenham academy starlet after he scored nine goals against them
Armando Broja was pinched from the Spurs academy by Chelsea

Chelsea plucked Armando Broja from the Tottenham Hotspur academy when he netted nine goals against the Blues for Spurs.

Broja experienced a break-out campaign for Southampton last season, and it has earned him valuable minutes at parent club Chelsea this time out. The Albanian striker has made four appearances for the blues, but he's yet to find the net this season.

Speaking to the Players Tribunal, he said: "In my head when I was at Tottenham, I supported them [Chelsea], but I always wanted to beat them because I wanted to show the Chelsea staff and everyone there that I want to join Chelsea.

"I was on the bench and then I was begging my manager to come on, ‘please let me, we’re losing 2-0'. As soon as I came on, I got an assist and then I got a goal after that so we drew 2-2.

"And then we moved over to the other side of the pitch and played the other team. We won 12-0 I think, and I scored nine. Straight after that, the two Chelsea guys came over and said ‘wow, we want you’.

"When they said that I didn’t think of anything else, I just wanted to join Chelsea. So eventually that obviously did happen and joined Chelsea end of U9s, start of U10s so I’ve been there since then."

According to a report from CalcioMercato, AC Milan are lining up a move for the Albanian international after being unconvinced by Divock Origi.

The report suggests that the Rossoneri are confident they can land Broja for around £26million.

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