RALPH Hasenhuttl has admitted that he will ask new owners Sport Republic if there is anything the club can do to keep loan sensation Armando Broja.

The Albanian frontman put in a star showing in front of Dragan Solak and Henrik Kraft, with a goal capping an impressive performance in the 4-1 victory over Brentford.

The 20-year-old arrived from Chelsea’s academy during the summer and is, at the moment, set to return to his parent club at the end of the campaign.

But after scoring five Premier League goals already, Saints boss Hasenhuttl admitted he is going to try and see if they can make it a permanent acquisition.

Asked if he will ask Solak and Sport Republic whether it can be done, he responded: “Sure, he likes it here.

“He loves it here. It would be great if he was our player, he wants to be with us I think, you can feel this in every moment.

“The fans love him meanwhile, good.”

Keen golfer Hasenhuttl was then asked if that’s a conversation for fellow enthusiast Solak and he to have on the course, and he quipped back: “If we have time we can go there.”

Solak and co-founder Henrik Kraft were in attendance for the first Premier League match since Sport Republic's acquisition of the club.