Loads of Sunderland fans have been reacting to a wonderful transfer update from Stewart Donald, as the new owner completely dismissed rumours of a January exit for Josh Maja.
According to reports, Tottenham have the chance to sign Maja for just £1.5m when the transfer window opens in January.
The report claims the Black Cats are resigned to losing the teen sensation for a nominal fee, so as not to lose him for free when his contract expires next summer.
Donald has absolutely destroyed the rumours though, telling one fan on Twitter that they are working hard to tie Maja down to a new and improved deal.
Total Bull@@@@. We are very hopeful he will stay. He has said he wants to and we r finishing off negotiations. We got more than that for Joel so why on earth would we sell Josh for less it’s absolute rubbish !!
— stewart donald (@stewartdonald3) December 24, 2018
The 19 year-old has 12 League One goals this season, and losing him mid-way through the season would be a huge hit to the club’s promotion hopes.
While fans have certainly appreciated the attacking football and impressive summer signings from the club’s new leadership, Donald’s honesty and passion might just take the cake, a far cry from the attitude of the infamous Ellis Short.
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You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are loving this transfer update…
Great! Thanks for the reply.
— Chris Brown (@BillyB0bBrown) December 24, 2018
I really don’t fancy laser surgery on a tattoo so if you could get him to sign stew that would be toppa.
— Adam Heslop (@hessy1988) December 24, 2018
i love the straight talking owner.
— Matt Brock (@mbtbh) December 24, 2018
They have columns of lies to fill though Stewart?
— Dean Lamb (@Chubfubbler) December 24, 2018
Ha’way Stewart lad get it over the line ???⚪️
— David Smallman (@david1smallman) December 24, 2018
Really need Maja to stay. So important to what we’re trying to build.
— Nathan Stephenson (@Stevo_safc) December 24, 2018
— CJ the Mackem Raver ⚽️⚽️??? (@Mackemdude88) December 24, 2018