Fulham hit by Armando Broja dilemma as bizarre details of Chelsea star’s loan transfer emerge

FULHAM have been hit by a dilemma over January signing Armando Broja.

The West London club signed the striker on loan from neighbours Chelsea on deadline day.

RexArmando Broja could cost Fulham an extra £4million if he does not start more games[/caption]

ReutersMuniz has been back amongst the goals in recent games[/caption]

But the structure of the deal means Fulham will have to cough up more money for the amount of time Broja DOESN’T spend on the pitch.

Fulham agreed to pay Chelsea a loan fee of around £750,000 for the 22-year-old.

However that total will increase to £4million if Broja fails to start 60 per cent of Fulham’s games.

And so far he has not made the starting line-up thanks to the form of Muniz.

The Brazilian took a while to score his first goal of the season but he has now bagged in consecutive games against Burnley and Bournemouth, notching twice at the weekend.

He is making it very difficult for manager Marco Silva to drop him and since Fulham play with only one striker, there is no place for Broja.

Fulham have to start Broja in nine of their last 14 Premier League games to avoid paying out millions, leaving Silva in a tricky position.

He said of the situation: “I had a conversation with him [Broja] about the situation.

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“We believe in him. He knows that when you are in the Premier League, there is competition for places.

“He arrived a day before the Burnley game [February 3]. The striker who played [Muniz] scored an important goal.

“It doesn’t matter if he is on a contract or if he is on loan.

“Football players are not stupid. They can understand decisions. One way to deal with the situation is to work hard and show they are better than the other.”