Chelsea linked with surprise move for Bordeaux striker Josh Maja

Chelsea appear to have a genuine interest in signing Bordeaux striker Josh Maja.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Chelsea are linked with surprise move for Bordeaux striker Josh Maja.

The Nigeria international only joined Bordeaux from Sunderland in 2019 for 1.7 million euros and his contract runs to June 2023.

Josh Maja
Josh Maja

The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Nigeria.

As a member of Nigeria national football team, Maja won one cap.

The Nigeria international has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.


Frank Lampard wants to sign a new striker and Josh Maja is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Nigeria international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Lampard wants to target in the winter transfer window.

According to Tribalfootball, “Chelsea are interested in signing Bordeaux youngster Josh Maja. The Blues are searching for reliable competition for striker Tammy Abraham, who has emerged as first choice centre-forward under Frank Lampard this season. Maja, who has been in France since January when he left Sunderland, has managed five goals in five matches in Ligue 1 this season. And The Sun claims that Maja could be a January signing for Chelsea. The Blues can complete transfers this winter, as their ban was overturned recently. Maja would be another youthful addition to the club’s squad, which is already the youngest Chelsea roster for many years.”


If Chelsea are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

The 20-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Chelsea squad.

How strong that interest is and whether Chelsea will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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