Celtic join West Ham and Crystal Palace in race to sign £10m-rated Bordeaux ace Josh Maja - with Sunderland in line for cash boost

Scottish giants Celtic are reported to be keen to sign Josh Maja this summer, which would lead to a cash boost for Sunderland.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 7:30 am

Earlier this month it emerged West Ham United and Crystal Palace are weighing up a summer move for £10million-rated Bordeaux striker Maja - with Celtic also now keen.

If they were to make a move then that would be good news for Sunderland, who sold Maja last January and included a sell-on clause as part of the deal.

The sell-on clause is understood to be 10 per cent, as previously reported.

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Bordeaux forward Josh Maja.

Maja scored 16 goals for Sunderland before he left Wearside last January having rejected the chance of a new deal on Wearside.

His exit proved a huge blow for the Black Cats’ automatic promotion hopes with replacement Will Grigg failing to hit the same heights.

Maja hit the headlines again recently with his Sunderland exit a key storyline of the second series of Sunderland 'Til I Die, released on Netflix earlier this month.

A report over the weekend claimed: "A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Maja, 21, is on the club’s radar once again after they were keen on him in January of last year."

Reflecting on his Sunderland exit, Maja told the Echo: “I have ambitions in my career and in my life and this is just a stepping stone for me.

“I want to keep pushing and fans need to understand what players want for themselves."