According to The Scottish Sun, Sunderland would be willing to accept an offer for Josh Maja from Scottish giants Celtic, providing the player can be loaned to them for the rest of the season.
The Black Cats have not been able to reach an agreement with the 20-year-old to sign a new contract, as his current one expires at the end of the season.
It has looked more than likely for a while now that the striker would be leaving the Stadium of Light, but many fans would have expected him to leave completely this month, rather than returning on loan. This saga has endured throughout January, and this could perhaps be one of the leading causes behind Sunderland’s drop in form lately, which has seen them draw their last three League One games.
In light of that, this is a deal that Sunderland should snap up instantly, as, other than him signing a new contract, this is the best possible deal that they could get. The Black Cats would not want to see the player leave for free at the end of the season, so in this case, they are actually making some money from a very promising player. Likewise, manager Jack Ross would not want the forward to leave this month as, in truth, he is their best chance of promotion back to the Championship this season.
With 15 goals already this season for The Black Cats, the prospect of keeping hold of Maja for the rest of the season will fill Ross with delight, and Sunderland should not hesitate to accept this deal with Celtic.