West Ham could solve their issues at striker this summer as they eye up a move for Josh Maja.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, West Ham will look to sign Bordeaux striker Josh Maja.
The Nigeria international joined Bordeaux from Sunderland for a fee in the region of 1.7 million euros in January 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
The striker has banged in 8 goals and provided 3 assists in 24 matches for Bordeaux this term on all fronts.
The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Nigeria. As a member of Nigeria national football team, Maja won one cap.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including West Ham.
By the club’s own admission, Bordeaux striker Josh Maja is West Ham’s transfer target.
David Moyes has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Maja and believes he can get the most out of the Nigeria international.
West Ham are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Nigeria international will offer the West Ham boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “West Ham United are eager to sign Bordeaux striker Josh Maja. The 21-year-old, who came to the fore through the Sunderland academy, arrived at the Ligue 1 club in January 2019. However, Bordeaux are struggling financially due to COVID-19 and it means they will look to sell players. And Sky Sports suggests West Ham boss David Moyes is an admirer of Maja. He could look to sign the attacker, who is also wanted by Rangers as a replacement for want away star Alfredo Morelos.”
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If the West Ham can tie up a cheap deal for the player, it may not be a bad signing by any means.
Good signing for West Ham?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
West Ham in particular need to sort out a striker for the next season and the 21-year-old could be a solid signing for them.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in West Ham.
It will be interesting to see whether West Ham will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.