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Josh Maja or Karlan Grant? Which pre-contract League One starlet should Rangers target?

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Josh Maja or Karlan Grant? Which pre-contract League One starlet should Rangers target?

Rangers have been linked with Josh Maja and Karlan Grant.

Rangers have already signed Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara on pre-contract deals ahead of next season.

And it seems that Steven Gerrard is keen to take this route with some other promising players.

According to the print edition of The Sunday People via HITC Sport, Sunderland striker Josh Maja is being monitored by Rangers.

The 20-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and could be available on a pre-contract agreement. Alternatively, The Sun reports that a bargain £4m could be enough to land the Sunderland academy graduate.


Another option for Rangers is Charlton Athletic wonder-kid Karlan Grant. Gerrard is said to be keen on securing a pre-contract deal for Grant, according to The Scottish Sun.

Both young strikers have been in sensational form for their respective clubs in League One this season – but who would be a better option?

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Maja has scored 16 goals in just 30 games in his breakthrough campaign at Sunderland. Similarly, Grant has established himself in the first-team squad this season, netting 14 in 28.

Both strike rates are impressive, although Maja narrowly edges it on goals alone. But according to transfermarkt, Grant has five assists to Maja’s tally of two.

Grant is wanted by a host of clubs with Huddersfield Town, Brentford and Millwall sniffing around the 21-year-old, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Maja is also a man in demand, with TEAMtalk reporting that Newcastle United, West Ham, Celtic and three Bundesliga clubs want him.

Both players would be excellent signings, but Maja perhaps edges it on goals and by being one year younger.

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