Sometimes in football, there are some players that fall through the net at different academies. No matter how respected a club are, some players are just overlooked. That may be the case with Sunderland striker Josh Maja.
The 19-year-old had spent time with both Fulham and Man City academies, but neither ended successfully. However, Sunderland snapped up the striker, and it is beginning to look like a very wise choice.
The teenager already has eleven goals this season for The Black Cats in the League One, and there is increasing talk about him moving to a club in one of the higher divisions. Given his form, he could be gone from the Stadium of Light come January. With this prospect looking increasingly likely, Scottish giants Rangers should take this chance to pounce on the player.
The Gers are at the top end of the Scottish Premiership, but they are just behind their bitter rivals Celtic. In order to avoid The Hoops from drifting away from them, Steven Gerrard may need to bolster his squad in January.
One position in which Rangers are lacking this term is with their strikers. Alfredos Morelos looks good in flashes, and while he has a fair number of goals for the club this season, he still has not won over a lot of fans. Not only is this due to the fact that he is prone to spurning some easy chances, but he has a notoriously bad temperament. His partner, Kyle Lafferty, looks to be seriously struggling for form this season.
Maja would be a wonderful addition to Rangers that would surely be able to provide goals. Now he may not necessarily displace Morelos, but he would surely act as a deputy that puts more pressure on him than Lafferty does currently. What’s better is that they could partner each other up front at Ibrox.
With a move seeming likely for Maja, Rangers cannot overlook this opportunity to sign him.