Sunderland boss Jack Ross claims there has been no serious interest in striker Josh Maja, despite intense speculation surrounding his future.
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The 20-year-old has been a standout performer for the Black Cats this season, scoring 14 league goals which makes him their top scorer.
Worryingly for the Wearside outfit though, the youngsters contract is up in the summer, which is why he has been linked with a host of clubs in higher divisions.
The League One side are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal but a message from owner Stewart Donald earlier in the window suggests that won’t be happening.
But, Ross has revealed to the club’s media there has been no firm approaches for the player and admits he wants his future sorted as soon as possible.
“It has dragged on a little bit and we need a solution one way or another. As a club, we’ve had no concrete offer or interest for Josh Maja.”
The striker missed the 1-1 draw at home to Luton last time out through illness but will be available as Sunderland take on Scunthorpe this weekend.
This situation is dragging on for Sunderland and as Ross says, it’s one that they want to come to a conclusion as soon as possible.
From a football perspective it would make sense for Maja to stay but he will be considering plenty of factors and you would expect serious interest to materialise before the window shuts.
Ultimately, we will have to wait and see how it plays out but if he does leave it will be a big blow for the club.
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