Josh Maja: West Ham, Palace are interested in signing Super Eagles striker

Josh Maja: West Ham, Palace are interested in signing Super Eagles striker

- Josh Maja could be making a return to the Premier League from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux

- The 21-year-old has aroused the interests of two London clubs including West Ham and Crystal Palace

- The Nigerian international had a short spell with English club Southampton before moving to France

Josh Maja has become a summer target for Premier League sides West Ham and Crystal Palace after a decent spell with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

The Nigerian international has scored eight goals in 24 matches for the French club before the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to The Sun, West Ham and Crystal Palace have been monitoring the 21-year-old who once played for English side Sunderland.

The one-capped Super Eagles striker has a deal with Bordeaux until the summer of 2023 but the Hammers look more likely to sign Maja.

Bordeaux has placed a £10million price tag on the forward, a fee both London clubs can afford to pay to add more bite to their squad.

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Sunderland were forced to sell the Nigerian star for a cut-price to ease their financial crisis with six months left in his contract at the Stadium of Light.

Maja scored 16 goals in 30 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2018-19 campaign before leaving in the January window.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Ronaldinho bid farewell to his inmates amid tears in a barbecue party in the Paraguay prison after he was released and placed under proper house arrest, reports claim, ESPN FC.

The former Barcelona star spent 32 days after being charged along with his brother for entering the country with fake documents.

And once the news of the release of the Brazilian legend got to prison, a barbecue party was arranged to say bid him his final goodbye.

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The World Cup winner was denied bail on three occasions before a judge granted them house arrest in exchange for a bail payment of $1.6million. also reported that Carney Chukwuemeka has been linked to a move to two of the biggest Premier League clubs, Man United and Liverpool.

The 16-year-old Aston Villa star, who is rated as the best in his age category in England is understood to be on the verge of signing a new deal.

But top English clubs are looking to persuade the England U17 international to join their ranks.

According to The Athletic, Man City have also joined the race and reports claim Villa are willing to persuade Chukwuemeka to stay to fulfil his short-term ambitions with the club.

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