Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to some big Sunderland news, as Black Cats starlet Josh Maja is believed to have turned down the club’s final contract offer.
With 14 League One goals, Maja is one of the hottest prospects in the English Football League right now, and Sunderland could soon face the perilous prospect of losing him for free.
The 20 year-old’s current contract expires at the end of the season, and he has now told the club he will not sign their latest extension offer, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
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The report from Downie claims the club offered Maja seven times his current wages, which perhaps implies he’s got bigger and better plans on his mind.
Lots of Newcastle fans have been reacting to the news, with some joking they should buy him just to loan him to League One promotion favourites Portsmouth, while others eye a genuine deal to bring the youngster to Tyneside.
Either way, you can find some of best Twitter reactions down below…
buy him and loan him to portsmouth for the craic.
— Bri🤙🏼 (@Bri2889) January 4, 2019
Funny when he does a Joel Asoro
— Freddie (@CrombieFreddie) January 4, 2019
Could be a good back up signing for #NUFC under 23`s?
— Chris Black (@ChrisBlack10) January 4, 2019
He wants go to Newcastle the bigger team in the north east ??
— STEVE (@SteveLTFC1) January 4, 2019
Nufc to sign him would be a laugh
— Moggy (@moggy45) January 4, 2019
He’s going to a bigger, more progressive football club, @SouthShieldsFC ???
— Paul Jackson (@PaulJ5168) January 4, 2019
Would like him at #NUFC!
— NUFC Follower (@NUFCFollower) January 4, 2019