Chelsea striker Armando Broja signs for Fulham in transfer deadline day loan deal

Armando Broja has completed a transfer deadline day switch to Fulham on loan from Chelsea.

A nervous wait on Thursday night ended with the official announcement coming after midnight, over an hour after the window closed with the deal sheet put in to allow extra time to finalise the move.

The Cottagers have agreed a deal worth up to £4million with their west London neighbours having beaten competition from Wolves to sign Broja until the end of the season.


Should Broja play more than 50 per cent of Fulham's games during his loan spell, the fee will be reduced to a nominal amount.

Chelsea hope that will encourage them to give the young striker valuable gametime after he struggled to cement a place in Mauricio Pochettino's starting line-up.

"It feels amazing," he told the club website. "I'm really happy to be here and I can't wait to get started, meet the players and manager and play for the fans.

"The fans always play a big role and I can't wait to go to Craven Cottage and meet them all. I'm going to work hard for the team and create a real bond. I'm really honoured and excited to be here."

It is understood that the Blues will be open to selling Broja in a permanent deal this summer, with the hope of his value increasing as a result of regular playing opportunities at Fulham.

Marco Silva recently lost Raul Jimenez to a hamstring injury after the late summer exit of Aleksandar Mitrovic impacted their plans for the season.