Fulham are looking increasingly likely to add a striker to their side before the transfer window shuts, as Josh Maja looks set to join Scott Parker’s side on loan from Bordeaux.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested on Twitter that Fulham are now ‘in advanced talks’ to sign the Nigerian striker in a loan deal which could include an option to buy, with the Cottagers reportedly ‘confident’ that a deal will be completed before the deadline.
Parker currently has just Aleksandr Mitrovic available as a natural striker in his squad, and the Serbian has struggled to perform this season, with just two top-flight goals in the top-flight since Fulham’s promotion.
It is no surprise therefore that Fulham are keen to bring in attacking reinforcements ahead of this evening’s deadline, as they look to avoid relegation back to the Championship.
Maja established himself with Sunderland after progressing through the academy at the North East club and would go on to make 49 appearances for the Stadium of Light outfit, contributing 17 goals and two assists.
However, the 22-year-old has struggled for form this season with the Ligue 1 side, with just two goals in 17 top-flight appearances, resulting in a less than impressive 6.46 rating.
He showed some signs of promise by scoring six goals for the French side last season despite starting just six games, so if he could rediscover his goalscoring touch in Parker’s side and help to keep them up, he would surely prove to be well worth the fee of bringing him in on loan from Bordeaux before this evening’s deadline.
Therefore, Tony Khan should ensure that the deal gets over the line, as it could be a big boost to Parker’s squad.
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