According to Teamtalk, Newcastle are now competing with West Ham to sign Sunderland contract rebel Josh Maja – a deal that could be pretty priceless in more ways than one.
The 20-year-old striker is not only Sunderland’s top scorer – with 15 goals this season (more than double anyone else in the league) – but rated as one of their top young talents at the club. However, he’s refusing to sign a new deal.
The story claims that Sunderland have offered him a contract worth £6,000 per week, but he’s thought to want double – and we’re said to be one of several clubs ready to give him that.
His contract expires in the summer, meaning he could be available on a cut-price deal this month – and the latest reports suggesting he will not be signing a new deal mean Sunderland could be forced to cash in while they’re able to get a fee this month.
Our interest in signing both Maja and former youngster Asoro was confirmed last year, so it seems we are admirers of Maja, with TeamTalk stating that both ourselves, West Ham, Middlesbrough and several sides in Germany are keen to snap him up.
Here’s him in action this season:
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