Opinion: Tottenham should forget Bowen and swoop for Sunderland’s Maja

Tottenham are being strongly linked with a move for Hull City wonderkid Jarrod Bowen, but the Lilywhites should really be looking at Sunderland striker Josh Maja.

What’s the word?

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham are interest in Bowen, but will have to shell out a whopping £20m to sign the 22 year-old.

Bowen is a fantastic young winger, scoring 11 Championship goals already this season, but it’s hard to see him getting any serious playing time ahead of the likes of Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min.

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Maja meanwhile has scored 15 goals and added two assists for Sunderland this season, and will be out of contract at the end of the season.

This means that Tottenham could scoop a bargain for the League One teenager, and perhaps even sweeten the deal by sending him back to the Stadium of Light on loan for the remainder of the season.

Why do they need him?

Aforementioned, Mauricio Pochettino has countless weapons in his arsenal that can rotate into various attacking positions, but the one attacking position he has almost no depth in is up front.

With Fernando Llorente expected to leave the club this year, one injury to Harry Kane could be absolutely devastating, and Maja has the eye for goal to take some of the pressure off Kane.

The 20 year-old has electric pace, impressive physicality and hold-up play for such a young player, and best of all he just knows how to stick the ball in the back of the net.

His pace and movement will offer something slightly different to Kane, and Pochettino’s incredible record with young, attacking players should be enough to entice him to North London.

The last time the club signed a young goal-getter from League One they ended up with one of England and Europe’s finest attacking talents in Dele Alli, and Maja could follow a similar path if Daniel Levy snaps him up this month.

So, Tottenham fans, would you back a move for Maja? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…