Nigerian striker Josh Maja has made it clear that he wants to stay with his English club, Sunderland AFC.
The Black Cats will be campaigning in League One during the 2018/19 season after being relegated from the English Championship in May 2018.
Sunderland recently sold Maja's friend and Sweden-born Nigerian striker Joel Asoro to Championship side Swansea City AFC.
Maja, whose full name is Joshua Erowoli Orisunmihare Oluwaseun Maja, is eager to help Sunderland return to the Championship.
“One hundred per cent this is where I want to be right now,” Maja told Chronicle Live.
“I want play football here, it’s the right option. As long as I keep working hard and pushing myself, I can do that.”
“I think this is one of the biggest seasons of my career because this is basically a starting point, I think,” the 19-year-old marksman said.
“If I can stay in the team, stay fit, and start firing away it will be massive for me.
Maja made 17 appearances in the league last season and he hit the back of the net once in the process.
“We’ve had a few hard years and difficult times but if we can come out the other side of it positive and with good energy," he added.
"I think it will be great for the history of the club.”
The talented player was born in England and he is eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.