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Gżira United mulling offers for in-demand striker Maxuell Maia

Gżira United striker Maxuell Maia (left) in action against Atletic d'Escaldes in the UEFA Conference League.

Ħamrun Spartans, Hibernians, Saudi club eye Brazilian forward

Gżira United forward Maxuell Maia is being courted by several clubs and could be set to leave the Premier League club in the coming weeks, the Times of Malta understands.

The Brazilian striker has established himself as a key figure in the Maroons squad during the past months and on Thursday he further underlined his importance for the team when he grabbed a well-taken brace in their UEFA Conference League first leg tie against Radnicki NIS, of Serbia.

Maxuell scored two goals in the space of five minutes to help Gżira United earn a 2-2 draw against the Serbian giants.

Sources have told the Times of Malta, that both champions Hibernians and Ħamrun Spartans have ramped up their interest in the 30-year-old striker.

Maxuell Maia scores for Gżira United against Radnicki NIS

In fact, the Spartans have tabled an offer for the forward which was turned down by Gżira United top hierarchy.

Hibernians too are keen for the forward and have made their interest known to their Premier League rivals.

Birkirkara could also enter the race for the forward should they conclude the sale of Luke Montebello to Ħamrun Spartans

Read also: Ħamrun Spartans in talks with Birkirkara for Luke Montebello

Added to that, Maxuell is also attracting interest from the Far East and the Times of Malta can reveal that Saudi Arabian club Ohod FC have made offers both to Gżira United and the player for a possible transfer.

The coming days are likely to be decisive for the future of Maxuell Maia and a move away from the club has not been ruled out by the Maroons provided they receive the sum are requesting for the player.

Maxuell Maia was brought over to Malta by Sta Lucia in January 2020 before moving to Sirens six months later.

The prolific forward joined Gżira United in January 2021 and has been in prolific form for the Maroons last season.

In fact, he finished as the league top scorer with 17 goals and was also voted as the best foreign player in the Malta FA Awards.

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