Report: Spurs keen on Sunderland's Josh Maja but face competition

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on Sunderland striker Josh Maja, but face competition from the likes of Southampton and Manchester City.

Josh Maja of Sunderland celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Peterborough United at Stadium of Light on October 2, 2018 in...

Tottenham are interested in signing Sunderland striker Josh Maja following his superb start to the season, but Mauricio Pochettino's men face competition from both Manchester City and Southampton for his signature, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.

Maja has been a beneficiary of the Black Cats dropping into League One after back-to-back relegations. He has been given a good run in Jack Ross' side, and he has taken that chance with both hands.

 

The 19-year-old has scored nine goals in 12 appearances in the league this season, including four in his last four. His form has left Sunderland third in the table, four points off top spot.

The Daily Mirror reports that his contract expires in the summer, and Spurs, Manchester City and Southampton are all keen on potentially landing a bargain deal in the coming months

Josh Maja of Sunderland is surrounded during the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Sunderland at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames,...

Maja may be an unproven talent, but he is unquestionably making a fantastic start to life in the Sunderland first-team - and that form makes him worth the gamble for the likes of Spurs and Pep Guardiola's men, especially as he could arrive for a fraction of what a player showing his form would normally cost.

For Tottenham, the fact that Maja is shining in League One should certainly not put them off the thought of a potential deal. He is clearly aware of how to find the back of the net, and it cannot be forgotten how well the deal to take Dele Alli from the third tier has turned out for Pochettino's side. 

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gestures prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6, 2018 in...

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