Reported West Ham target Josh Maja recently admitted that he dreams of joining Arsenal.

According to a report from the Sun, the Hammers are interested in signing the Bordeaux ace.

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West Ham boss David Moyes absolutely must strengthen his attacking department in the summer.

And Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will surely be keen to do the same, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both facing uncertain futures at the Emirates.

Josh Maja (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Maja might be a decent option for the Hammers, but whether he would be of the required standard for the Gunners is debatable.

The Sun claims that the Ligue 1 outfit want around £10 million for the Lewisham-born striker.

And the 21-year-old recently admitted that he dreams of joining Arsenal – the club he supported as a young boy, as quoted by beiN Sports:

Josh Maja (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

“Obviously, growing up in London, one of my dreams is to play in the Premier League. Hopefully in the future, that opportunity will come. My team is Arsenal, so hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to play for them. If not, then I’ll keep supporting them anyway.”


Maja has been in decent form for Bordeaux over the past 15 months.

The 21-year-old has racked up nine goals and three assists in 31 goals for the French club (Transfermarkt).

In 21 Ligue 1 appearances for Bordeaux this season, the former Sunderland man has started just six times, however.

In those outings, Maja has averaged 0.9 shots, 0.5 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game. He has also racked up six goals and two assists in those games (Who Scored).

Josh Maja (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

The Nigeria international is far from prolific. But he clearly has a lot of talent.

If West Ham do make a move for him, they will face a big problem if Arsenal enter the race.

This is obviously pure conjecture at the moment, however.

Nobody really knows what will happen. But it would be no surprise if the talented young striker finished off the season in fine fashion and caught the eye of Gunners boss Arteta in the process.

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