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Soccer News of Tuesday, 13 December 2022


Bournemouth tipped to move for Super Eagles star with ten-goal contribution in 15 games

Maja with Bordeaux teammates Maja with Bordeaux teammates

Girondins Bordeaux forward Josh Maja has been named among the possible transfer targets for Birmingham City even as the English side continues to struggle with goals this term.

The season is not going according to plan for Birmingham City with the Blues stuck in 14th position on the Championship table.

Birmingham City have been solid in defence conceding only 20 goals and boasting the fourth-best defensive record in the division.

It is in attack, though, that John Eustace’s men have faltered, managing only 23 goals in 22 matches.

Striker Scott Hogan has shouldered most of the Blues’ scoring burden. The 30-year-old has scored nine goals, a joint-high with highflying Nigeria-eligible star Chuba Akpom.

In the Birmingham squad, only 34-year-old Troy Deeney and American defender Auston Levi-Jesaiah Trusty (both on three goals) have scored more than once.

A new goalscoring striker is needed and according to The 72, that man could be Nigerian forward Josh Maja.

Maja is experiencing a pleasant resurgence in France where he has ditched a barren goalscoring run to become the toast of fans and critics alike.

The former Sunderland ace has had a hand in ten league goals (seven goals, three assists) to the Bordeaux cause.

The 24-year-old was set to join Birmingham in the summer but the deal hit the rocks at the last minute when all seemed ready to sign.