Josh Maja has today completed his move from Sunderland to French top-flight side Bordeaux.
The Black Cats top scorer only had six months left on his deal at the Stadium of Light and owner Stewart Donald revealed earlier this month that the player had no intention of signing a new contract.
Therefore, a move seemed inevitable and the Black Cats confirmed today that he has joined the Ligue 1 club.
Whilst they didn’t disclose any of the transfer details, the sale of the academy graduate is thought to have brought in up to £3.5m for the club.
That should help Jack Ross as he gears up for a busy end to the transfer window but it will still be a big blow to lose Maja, who had hit 15 league goals this season.
Despite that, many fans were happy to see the 20-year-old depart, especially after he refused to extend his stay with the club.
Here’s some of the reaction on twitter to the transfer…
Au Revoir ????????
— Lee Watson (@safc1lee) January 26, 2019
meh enjoy the bench.
— SafcScottishFans (@ScottishSafc) January 26, 2019
Good luck @joshmaja thanks for what you have done at Sunderland afc good luck in France
— Colin Lowrie (@colinlowrie10) January 26, 2019
Chasing the money at your age. Shocking. You should be chasing first team football. Something you won’t be familiar with for some time…#safc
— Stacy Shaw (@Stacy_Shaw) January 26, 2019
Good luck and good riddance.
— Kev Taylor (@SuperkevFTM) January 26, 2019
Time for safc to kick on. One player isn’t bigger than the club. As my dad used to say in the old Roker End haway haway haway!!!
— LawrieG (@La1029G) January 26, 2019
Get someone else in, we move on no one is bigger than the club
— Jamie Davison ???????????????????????????? (@jamie_davison1) January 26, 2019