Leeds must move for Josh Maja this month

Leeds United should be in the mix for Sunderland forward Josh Maja, who is widely expected to leave the Stadium of Light this month.

What’s the word, then?

Maja, 20, will see his current deal with Sunderland expire at the end of this season.

Before the turn of the year, Sunderland boss Jack Ross revealed that Maja had been offered a new deal by the Black Cats.

And the youngster has until this weekend to decide whether to pen a fresh contract with the League One outfit.

It seems increasingly likely that Maja will decide to move on, and that will lead to Sunderland sanctioning a sale this month rather than losing the talented forward on a free transfer at the end of the season.

A number of clubs have been linked with the Black Cats attacker, and there is no question that Championship leaders Leeds should be in the hunt.

How good could Maja become?

There is absolutely no question that Maja is a talent.

The Lewisham-born attacker joined Sunderland from Fulham in 2015, and made his professional debut for the club during the 2016-17 season.

Maja played 17 times in the Championship for Sunderland last term, but has enjoyed a very impressive 2018-19 campaign to date, netting 15 times in all competitions.

Sunderland are chasing a return to the second tier, and there is no question that it would be a big blow to lose Maja at this stage of the season.

It is currently unclear whether Leeds are in the hunt for the striker, but the Whites should be closely monitoring developments surrounding the talented ace.