Middlesbrough keeping tabs on Sunderland youngster – reports

Middlesbrough are reportedly keeping tabs on Sunderland youngster Josh Maja.

Maja bagged his 11th goal of the season in the Black Cat’s 1-1 draw against Wycombe on Tuesday – and his form hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Premier League clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have all taken a liking to the talented centre-forward.

And now Boro appear to have joined the growing list of clubs keen on the 19-year-old, as report The Telegraph.


Sunderland will be desperate to keep hold on a player that has accounted for almost a third of the team’s goals so far this season.

But Maja’s contract expired in the summer, and with higher tiered clubs circling, manager Jack Ross may have a fight on his hands to keep hold of him.

“We can’t say that with certainty until everything has been resolved from a contractual point of view,” Ross told the Sunderland Echo. “I’ve still got every confidence that he will be here certainly for the foreseeable future.”

A striker may not be at the top of Tony Pulis’s shopping list this winter,but Maja’s pace and movement may make him an ideal option alongside Boro’s current crop of forwards.

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