Celtic have reignited their 2019 pursuit of Josh Maja as they prepare to battle
Rangers for the Bordeaux striker Josh Maja, Football Insider has learned.
The Hoops are braced for the possibility of Odsonne Edouard leaving this
summer even though they are working to tie him to a new contract as one of
three priority deals.
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.
The Scottish champions tried to lure the London-born striker from Sunderland
as they looked to snap him up on a bargain deal.
But they were beaten to his signature by Bordeaux who, as reported by
Football Insider , signed him for £1.5million and handed him a four-year
contract worth £57,000-a-week.
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Maja had been earning just £1,000-a-week when he rejected multiple new
contract offers from Sunderland to head to the Ligue 1 club.
Rangers are also coveting the centre-forward as they assess striker targets to
potentially replace Alfredo Morelos.
Like Edouard, the Light Blues spearhead is a wanted man going into the
Maja has made a reasonable impact in France but has not been a regular
He has scored eight goals from 24 matches for the Bordeaux this season, but
made just six Ligue 1 starts.