Report: Crystal Palace will scout Sunderland’s Josh Maja this weekend

Nottingham Forest Manager Dougie Freedman looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on March 5, 2016 in Ipswich, England.

Sunderland forward Josh Maja is reportedly wanted by Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton among other clubs.

Josh Maja of Sunderland celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Shrewsbury Town at Stadium of Light on December 29, 2018...

Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman will watch Sunderland forward Josh Maja in action this weekend, according to The Daily Mail.

Maja is likely to feature for Sunderland in their League One match against Luton Town at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon.

The Daily Mail has claimed that Palace sporting director Freedman will be at the match to scout the 20-year-old forward.

Competition

Palace, though, will face competition for Maja in the January transfer window, as there are a number of other clubs who are reported to be interested in the youngster.

According to The Daily Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City and Huddersfield Town want to secure the services of the 20-year-old forward this month, while The Northern Echo has credited Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Middlesbrough and Millwall with interest in the youngster.

Nottingham Forest Manager Dougie Freedman during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on March 5, 2016 in Ipswich, England.

Stats

Maja is one of the best players at Sunderland and has established himself as a key figure in manager Jack Ross’s side.

According to WhoScored, the 20-year-old forward has made 22 starts and two substitute appearances in League One for the Black Cats so far this season, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Josh Maja of Sunderland during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland at The Valley on January 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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