Switching League One side Sunderland for Ligue 1 club Girondins Bordeaux may easily be the best decision Josh Maja has ever made, with the Nigerian striker becoming one of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe
Celtic have reignited their interest in Bordeaux striker Maja, according to Football Insider, but they’ll have to battle local rivals Rangers for his signature.
The two Glasgow giants were at the forefront of a queue of clubs linked with Maja when he left Sunderland in January 2019, but the youngster ended up making a switch to France instead.
The 21-year-old has had a mixed year since he arrived at Bordeaux. Maja has made a pretty good start to his life in France, scoring seven times in 28 league appearances. But he has only started nine of those matches.
Despite insisting that he is happy at Bordeaux, the Super Eagles star may be tempted to move to another club where he could be guaranteed more playing time.
According to Football Insider, both Celtic and Rangers are aware that they could lose their main strikers, Osdonne Edouard and Alfredo Morelos, this summer, and as such, both are keeping tabs on Maja.
The London-born forward is currently valued at €6.3 million, according to the transfermarkt.