Chelsea striker Armando Broja signs new six-year deal after earning first-team spot

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Signed up: Armando Broja  (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Signed up: Armando Broja (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea striker Armando Broja has signed a new contract until 2028.

The youngster has enjoyed a steep rise to prominence in recent years, impressing on loan at both Vitesse and Southampton, while making his international breakthrough with Albania.

Broja has been integrated into Chelsea’s first team for the first time, having impressed Thomas Tuchel, and has now committed his long-term future to the club with a new six-year deal.

"I'm lost for words really just thinking about it," he told the Chelsea website. "It's the club I've dreamed of playing for my whole life, the club that I support and the club that I love. I've been here since I was a boy so it's a surreal feeling for me and my family.

"To be able to put on the blue shirt with the first team is a dream come true. It's amazing every minute that you get to play on the pitch because this is one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“There's always competition and everyone wants to play so I'm just happy that I have the opportunity to be a part of it. Hopefully I get to play a lot of matches and be a part of the team's success.'