Sunderland are keen to keep one of this season’s standouts at the club as he is in the final year of his contract.
However, they are currently unable to do so, with a number of financial concerns still affecting the club’s ability to do so.
It is understood that the Black Cats are limited by the financial fair play rules and will need to wait until the sackings of Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong have been completed, or unless they are able to offload players in the January transfer window.
The two former players both went AWOL for a significant period of time and had both told the club that they did not want to play for the team in League One.
It appears the saga between Sunderland and the pair of Djilobodji and Ndong is still continuing to have an effect.
The club has already done as much as they can and will be hoping that those sacking will be completed in the near future, in which will allow them to get Maja’s immediate future sorted.
The 19-year-old has been in stunning form for the Black Cats in their League One campaign so far, so leaving it until January to offer him a new deal could be risky business and one Jack Ross will be hoping the club does not have to resort to.
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