Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League club in history not to sign a single new player across an entire season this year.
Spurs were however strongly linked with a move for then-Sunderland striker Josh Maja in the January transfer window (Express).
The 20 year old had scored a whopping 16 goals in the first half of the season for Sunderland, and was attracting interest from Premier League clubs.
However, it appears that no matter how serious Spurs actually were in signing him, they stood no chance of securing his signature.
Maja’s contract was due to expire in the summer, with the youngster rejecting a new deal.
Sunderland were therefore forced to sell him if they wanted any money for the striker, with Maja eventually ending up at Bordeaux.
He has now revealed that no Premier League club had any chance of landing him, as he believed a move abroad for first team football was the best choice for his career.
Perhaps the Jadon Sancho effect?
Maja said (HITC): “I just felt I’d get more opportunities abroad, so that was the main reason I left and I thought in France, at Bordeaux, I’d get an opportunity to make a name for myself and go from there.”
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