Sunderland hot-shot Maja joins Bordeaux

The 20-year-old is the Black Cats' top scorer this season with 15 goals in League One but has departed for France after signing a four-and-a-half-year deal with Les Girondins.

Sunderland hot-shot Maja joins Bordeaux

Bordeaux have signed Sunderland striker Josh Maja, the two clubs have announced.

The 20-year-old is the Black Cats' top scorer this season with 15 goals in League One but has departed for France after signing a four-and-a-half-year deal with Les Girondins.

Sunderland announced the news in a brief statement on their website which read: "Josh Maja has completed a move to Bordeaux. The 20-year old Sunderland AFC academy graduate has joined the French Ligue 1 side on a permanent basis."

Bordeaux confirmed the length of the contract and added: "Everyone here at the club is delighted to welcome such an exciting young talent to Bordeaux. Welcome to Bordeaux Josh!"

The fee was undisclosed but was reported to be around Ā£3.5m. Maja will wear the number 27 shirt with his new club.

- Press Association

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