By Sam Stone

3rd Aug, 2022 | 5:40pm

Everton must sign Armando Broja after Dominic Calvert-Lewin injury setback

Everton must go all-out for Chelsea striker Armando Broja after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury setback at Goodison Park.

According to The Liverpool Echo’s Joe Thomas (via Twitter, 3 August), the injury the 25-year-old sustained in training is a serious worry for the Toffees.

If the England international’s injury is long-term, there is a good chance that Frank Lampard will be without a first-choice striker for the opening weeks of the season.

This couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Toffees with the new Premier League season just a matter of days away.

If Calvert-Lewin is sidelined for the opening weeks of the season, then the club have no option but to push on with a move for 20-year-old Broja.

Everton have been heavily linked with the Albanian forward, with Inews reporting (24 July) that the Toffees are looking to progress in discussions for the striker.

It’s understood that Chelsea are reluctant to let Broja leave the club this summer, but considering Everton’s lack of forward options, it’s time for the Toffees to really put pressure on the West London club.

It’s a surprise that out of Lampard’s three summer additions, he has failed to sign a striker as of yet.

Richarlison’s Goodison Park departure should’ve been a priority for Lampard this summer and the fact that the Toffees are still scrambling around for a striker at this point is not a great sign for Evertonians.

An injury to Calvert-Lewin was always a possibility after his horrendous luck in the 2021/22 campaign and the club will be desperate for the 25-year-old to return to action as soon as possible.

This news simply has to kick the Toffees into accelerating their striker search in the coming days.