Why Sunderland could be set for a financial windfall as Rangers eye Josh Maja

Rangers are reportedly considering a move for ex-Sunderland striker Josh Maja – and that could be good news for the Black Cats

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 1:30 pm
Josh Maja could be on the move again - according to reports

Football Insider claim that the Gers are the latest side to show an interest in Maja, who swapped Sunderland for Bordeaux in January 2019.

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Steven Gerrard has reportedly identified the youngster as an affordable replacement for the in-demand Alfredo Morelos – with a bid of £5million thought to be enough to test Bordeaux’s resolve.

And any move for the striker could be good news for Sunderland, with reports in France suggesting that the Wearsiders placed a 10 per cent sell-on clause in the deal that saw Maja depart the Stadium of Light.

If the reported fee of £5million is correct, a windfall of £500,000 could be heading to the North East – although it remains to be seen when clubs will be allowed to sign players once again.