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Palmer believe Southampton could try to sign Broja on a permanent basis

Ralph Hasenhuttl could try to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja on a permanent basis, says former Southampton midfielder Carlton Palmer.

Broja is currently on loan at St. Mary’s and has made a good start to the season after leaving his parent club Chelsea for regular time.

The 20-year-old scored a brace for the Saints in the 8-0 win over Newport County in the Carabao Cup second round before scoring two more goals for Albania during the international break.

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He also almost scored twice in his team’s last game against West Ham after coming off the bench as he continues to claim a place on the starting grid.

If Broja can hold out and have a good season, Palmer wouldn’t be surprised if Southampton tried to sign the Albanian international on a permanent basis before eventually selling him on for a profit.

“Listen, you will do your best” said the ex-Southampton player FFC when asked if he could see the Saints buy Broja direct.

“I mean, Southampton will obviously be interested in taking him. He’s one of those, if you get him with the right money he will likely go back and get money for him again. Do you know how they did it with Van Dijk. “

With Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea, Broja will have a hard time getting into the team so there may still be deals between the European champions and Southampton at the end of the season.

And as they have shown with Virgil van Dijk and most recently Danny Ings, Southampton have no problem eventually selling their valuable assets if the price is right.

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