Armando Broja reacts to new Chelsea contract & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang competition

Tom Gott
Broja is looking forward to working with Aubameyang
Broja is looking forward to working with Aubameyang / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Chelsea striker Armando Broja has admitted he is looking forward to testing himself up against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after signing a new contract.

The 20-year-old Albania international was linked with moves away from Chelsea during the summer but instead opted to sign a new six-year deal the day after the Blues brought in Aubameyang from Barcelona on a permanent deal.

“He is a great player,” Broja said of Aubameyang. “He has done a lot in his career so far and now he has come to Chelsea I can learn a lot from him.

“He has done it at Arsenal and Barcelona, so he is a good addition to the club and the team and he seems like a very good guy.

“I am excited to learn off him and a few things he has learned. It is good to have that competition in the team.”

Despite the added competition from Aubameyang, who Tuchel admitted feels like 'his player' before even making the move to Stamford Bridge, Broja backed himself to become Chelsea's starting striker in the near future.

“You see speculation on the news but I am here now at Chelsea and I have signed my contract, so I am delighted to be at this amazing club,” he added.

“I have always been a confident boy so it is important to keep that and remain confident. For me, I feel like I can help the team a lot. I will do my best on and off the pitch in any way I can. I believe I can.”