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Aston Villa should plot move for £1.5m bargain Josh Maja
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Aston Villa should plot move for £1.5m bargain Josh Maja

Aston Villa are currently just three points outside of the play-offs in the Championship and a strong January transfer window could be enough to help them squeeze into the promotion mix by the end of the season.

Manager Dean Smith should try find some extra competition at striker for loanee Tammy Abraham and Jonathan Kodjia in the second half of the campaign.

The Midlands giants would find a bargain deal if they turned their attention to in-form Josh Maja at League One promotion challengers Sunderland.

According to the Mirror, Sunderland have offered the centre-forward to English clubs for just £1.5million in January to avoid him agreeing a pre-contract agreement with a foreign side.

(Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

Maja has scored 13 goals across all competitions already this season and looked an unbelievable prospect, who is getting better every game.

The 20-year-old has great pace and finishing, while he certainly looks ready to take on the Championship.

His price tag is only going to soar if he fulfils his potential and it seems a no-brainer to throw their hat in the mix for his signature.

Maja would be a great understudy to Abraham in attack and surely be a useful option in Smith’s squad to aid a promotion bid back to the Premier League.

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