Needing just ‘one document’ to be officially announced, Josh Maja’s transfer from Sunderland to Bordeaux was finally completed on Saturday.
Taking part in his first training session on Sunday, the 20-year-old could make his first appearance on Wednesday against Strasbourg in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Possibly costing the French side up to €4m should all clauses in the transfer be triggered through goals reached, the young forward represents a potentially decent sale for the Black Cats, who decided to sell him instead of letting him leave on a free at the end of the season.
While €4m might not be much at first glance, there is the potential for Sunderland to earn a little bit more should Maja continue his good form in France and be sold down the line.
According to 20 Minutes journalist Clément Carpentier, the League One side also included a 10% sell-on clause, meaning they would receive one tenth of whatever figure Bordeaux eventually offload Maja for.
If he goes for €20m, which isn’t impossible if he continues his development, then Sunderland would get an extra €2m in their bank.
It’s better than nothing.