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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2021, 12:40:39 AM »
Super Eagles Striker Maja Joins Fulham On Loan With Option To Buy Set At 10

Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that Fulham are on the verge of confirming the signing of Nigeria international Josh Maja.

The Bordeaux striker has put pen to paper on a five-month loan deal with the Cottagers who have the option to make the transfer permanent at end of 2020-2021 season for a fee of 10 million euros.

The deal was completed minutes before the close of the winter transfer market in England at 2300 hours.

Maja is returning to Fulham for a second spell having spent his formative years as a footballer with the club, before stints at Manchester City and Sunderland.

The 22-year-old links up with Nigerian quartet Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, Josh Onomah and Ademola Lookman in Fulham's first team.

In 48 outings for Bordeaux since joining the club in January 2019, Maja has registered 11 goals, including a hat-trick against Nîmes Olympique .

Fulham's next fixture comes up against Kelechi Iheanacho's Leicester City at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, February 3.

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2021, 12:42:04 AM »
Fulham sign Josh Maja late on transfer deadline day but Everton win race for Josh King

Josh Maja previously spent time at Fulham as a youngster / AFP via Getty Images

Fulham have completed the signing of striker Josh Maja on loan from Bordeaux with an option to buy, but have missed out on Bournemouth's Josh King.

The Cottagers have been desperate to add a striker this month following Aleksandar Mitrovic's struggles since promotion back to the Premier League, though manager Scott Parker was resigned to not adding one until a late change on deadline day.

Maja, who spent three years in Fulham's academy from the age of 11, could become a permanent signing at the end of the season with an option thought to be worth around €10million (£8.8m).

"I’m really excited and proud to sign for Fulham on loan for the remainder of the season," said former Sunderland forward Maja.

"This is a big opportunity and I look forward to meeting up with the team and working hard to achieve positive results."

Fulham director of football Tony Khan said: "I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Josh back to Fulham.

"He’s made tremendous progress in the years since he left our Academy, and now he’s returning to the Club in our First Team with an opportunity to earn his place in our squad and prove himself at the highest level."

Fulham also thought they had beaten Everton to the signing of King from Bournemouth after both clubs agreed terms with the Championship side, but the Norwegian opted to join the Toffees on a short-term deal until the end of the season.



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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2021, 12:43:25 AM »
Fulham transfer news: Josh Maja joins on loan from Bordeaux


Josh Maja first joined Fulham as an 11-year-old

Fulham have signed Nigeria striker Josh Maja from Bordeaux on loan for the rest of the season.

The Cottagers have the option to make the deal for the 22-year-old permanent at the end of the campaign.

London-born Maja played at youth level for Crystal Palace and Fulham and later joined Sunderland, making his senior debut in September 2016.

Meanwhile, French defender Maxime le Marchand has joined Royal Antwerp on loan until the end of 2020-21.

In the 2018-19 campaign, Maja had scored 16 goals by mid-January for the Black Cats and last season in France he scored seven goals, including a hat-trick against Nimes.

"This is a big opportunity and I look forward to meeting up with the team and working hard to achieve positive results," he said.

Fulham co-owner Tony Khan added: "I'm delighted that we've been able to bring Josh back to Fulham.

"He's made tremendous progress in the years since he left our academy, and now he's returning to the club in our first team with an opportunity to earn his place in our squad and prove himself at the highest level."



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