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.