According to a recent report by the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move for Sunderland prospect Josh Maja. It is understood that Spurs are keeping tabs on the forward’s situation at the Stadium of Light as his current deal with the Black Cats is set to expire at the end of this campaign.
Hence, the League One outfit could be willing to do business for a cut-price fee of £6m during the January transfer window with a whole host of clubs, which includes Tottenham, in hot pursuit of the teenager’s services.
The Rapid Rise Of Josh Maja
The London born starlet began his playing career at Manchester City before making a switch to Sunderland back in 2015. He has represented the Black Cats at both the Under-18 and Under-23 level before being promoted to play for their senior side last year.
Maja has been a revelation for Sunderland since breaking into their first-team. The English wonderkid has put in some match-winning displays for the Black Cats during this season so far which has not gone unnoticed by other clubs. The 19-year-old sensation has featured in 20 matches for the Tyne-Wear outfit this season, scoring 11 goals while creating two assists across multiple competitions.
What Will The English Talent Bring To North London?
Maja is blessed with incredible pace which helps him get past the opposing defenders to wreak havoc in the final third. The London born prospect can be a regular goal-scorer if he receives some quality service from his teammates as evidenced by his glowing record this season. However, the Black Cats forward is still a raw talent who needs to be nurtured into a top-class centre-forward.
There is hardly anyone better than Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to guide him over the next few years so that he can improve and take a step up to the next level. Hence, a move to North London makes a lot of sense for the teenager even though he won’t get much game time with Harry Kane currently leading the charge for Spurs up top.
Will It Be A Good Move For Spurs?
Maja has a very promising career ahead in European football so Tottenham would be foolish not to go for his services if the opportunity presents itself during the winter transfer period. He might be the ideal long-term replacement for Harry Kane at North London if Pochettino is willing to take a chance on him in January.