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Armando Broja bids farewell to Southampton after loan spell from Chelsea ends

‘What a great season for me and my family’: Armando Broja bids a fond farewell to Southampton after ending his loan spell with Chelsea, and thanks the ‘incredible fans’ and his teammates for being ‘brothers’

  • Armando Broja scored nine goals in 38 games for Santos this season
  • Yesterday he was left out of the squad for the last day of the season at Leicester.
  • The striker has now posted a farewell message from the club on his Instagram page
  • In his post, he thanked the team’s ‘amazing fans’ and his brother-like teammates.

Armando Broja said a fond farewell to Southampton after completing his loan from Chelsea, thanking the fans and his ‘special’ teammates.

Striker Broja, 20, scored nine goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for the south coast club, and will now return to his parents team ahead of an uncertain summer.

He was left out of the squad for the last matchday of the season in a heavy loss to Leicester yesterday, so his last appearance was against Liverpool.

Armando Broja has posted a goodbye to Southampton on Instagram after his loan spell ended

Armando Broja has posted a goodbye to Southampton on Instagram after his loan spell ended

On Instagram, he said, “I just want to start off by saying what a great season it was for me and my family personally.”

“A season full of ups and downs, but no matter what happened, I had incredible family and people who helped me get through it.

“I also want to say a huge thank you to Southampton and the amazing fans for allowing me and believing in me to show what I can do.”

Broja added: ‘I appreciate all the support and love you showed me and the team.

The 20-year-old Broja scored nine goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for the south coast club.

The 20-year-old Broja scored nine goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for the south coast club.

‘Finally, I want to thank the players who taught me so much this year.

I loved every minute with you guys. Honestly, it was something special for me. You have not only become brothers to me, but also family. I’m going to miss you!’

His successful debut season of senior football in England saw him score six times in the Premier League, although he found the net just once after January.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Broja will return to Stamford Bridge to take part in pre-season, where he will be tested ahead of the new campaign.

A host of clubs are interested in him, including AC Milan, recently crowned Serie A champions.

A host of clubs are interested in him, including AC Milan, recently crowned Serie A champions.

However, the young ace is reportedly attracting the interest of a host of elite clubs.

Serie A champions AC Milan are following him, according to Goal, along with Inter Milan and Napoli. Newcastle and West Ham are also interested.

Southampton, meanwhile, have been linked with a return move for the leader.

It is unclear how much Broja would cost if he went ahead in the transfer window, although reports have given him a price tag of £25m.

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