Armando Broja narrates story of how he left Tottenham for Chelsea

Broja joined Chelsea back in 2009 after a two-year stint in Tottenham’s academy.

Chelsea forward Armando Broja has revealed the story which saw him leave rivals Tottenham to join Chelsea.

The Albania international impressed last season on loan at the Saints in the Premier League, netting six goals across 32 games.

Broja got a chance at Stamford Bridge this season and he has played in six games across all competitions in 2022-23 already.

Broja joined the Blues back in 2009 after a two-year stint in Tottenham’s academy and went on to make his Chelsea debut in the 2019-20 season.

Speaking about his decision to join Chelsea from Tottenham, Broja told The Players’ Tribune: ‘I remember going to a tournament. The Tottenham scout actually came to watch another boy.

‘I happened to obviously play well that tournament and I got top goalscorer and I got best player at the tournament so they approached my mum and dad before I even knew about it.

‘So, when I came back my mum and dad said, ‘Tottenham came over to us’ and I was thinking, ‘who’s Tottenham?’

‘Because I was quite young, I didn’t really know anything apart from my Sunday league team. So in my head it was just Burnham Juniors – that’s all I knew!

‘So, they were like ‘Oh Tottenham is in the Premier League, this, this, this, this and I was like, ‘oh wow’. I said, ‘I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go’.

‘And they were like, ‘we’re obviously speaking to them’. But I was so happy because I thought, ‘wow, I’m going to play for a big team’.

‘[But] my mum’s first cousin, he’s a massive Chelsea fan. He would take me to every Chelsea game when I was like three or four so I always supported Chelsea.

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