HomeNigerian Footballers Abroad

Rangers To Open Talks With Nigerian Striker Maja

Rangers To Open Talks With Nigerian Striker Maja

Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) club Rangers are believed to be on the verge of opening talks with Bordeaux Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

Reports on Sunday suggested that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos had agreed personal terms with Ligue 1 side Lille. 

With Jermain Defoe injured, that would leave Rangers manager Steven Gerrard lacking in options in the attacking third.

Also Read: EPL: Ndidi, Wan-Bissaka Share Top Tackler Accolade

Maja signed for Bordeaux in January 2019, with his move from Sunderland one of the main storylines in Netflix documentary Sunderland ‘Til I Die.

The 21-year-old who made his Super Eagles debut in September 2019, netted 17 goals in 49 games for Sunderland, and has scored nine in 31 since joining the Ligue 1 outfit.

And according to a tweet by Get French Football News:” Rangers to open talks with Bordeaux for striker Josh Maja next week, according to sources contacted by Get French Football News.”

Speaking to Premier Sports on Saturday about his desire to bring in a striker, Gerrard said: “We are actively looking to strengthen in that area, but as I said last week, we have to be patient and make sure that we get the right one in.

“We can’t make a decision just for the short term. We have to think about the big picture, and the long term. We’ll only go in for the right name who can help us over the course of 60 games, rather than someone who can help us for the next few weeks.”

By James Agberebi 

Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com

Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.



  • greenturf 11 months ago

    It’s a tricky one.Normally a player should be moving to the french topflight from Scotland not the other way round.

    However,in Maja’s case he has played as a back up just like what Ighalo is doing at Manchester united.So if he could get a starting role for Rangers to get his career back then it’s not entirely a bad decision.

    However,Some people will argue he’s better off in the french topflight,that is correct only if he could rise to feature prominently for Bordeaux.

  • Glasgow Rangers are gradually becoming the super eagles of Scotland…lol