Bristol City are interested in bringing in Sunderland striker Josh Maja in the January transfer window, according to Bristol Live.

As they have done in previous seasons, Bristol City are looking at League One for new strikers, and Sunderland’s youth academy graduate Josh Maja is next on their radar.

The 19-year-old has scored 10 goals in 16 League One appearances, with his most recent one coming yesterday to pull back a draw for Sunderland against Wycombe Wanderers. Maja’s form has been helping the Black Cats’ rise to the automatic promotion places.

The Sunderland promotion charge is now in full flow, and haven’t lost a single game in League One since September 15th, where they were defeated 2-1 by Burton Albion.

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It is understood that Bristol City had a scout watch Sunderland’s game against Wycombe on Saturday afternoon, as they continue their trips to League One sides to scout the 3rd tier for new talent. Dean Holden was spotted at Charlton Athletic’s game against Walsall too, with Albanian born winger Zeli Ismail supposedly on the radar of The Robins.

After his strong start to the season, there are many admirers of young striker Maja. The 19-year-old’s contract at the Stadium of Light runs out at the end of the season, and clubs will be eyeing up a potential bargain if they can.

After the Wycombe game, Sunderland manager Jack Ross admitted that he faces a fight to keep hold of the hot prospect. He told The Times:

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I can’t say it with certainty that he will be at Sunderland for the foreseeable future, but I think he will,” Ross said.