Transfers Tue, 2 Dec 2014

Qatari side offers £9.5m for Majeed Waris

An unnamed Qatari side have bid £9.5m for Trabzonspor striker Abdul Majeed Waris.

The Ghana international is thought to be on Manchester United's radar after assistant manager Ryan Giggs travelled to Turkey to run the rule over him in a Europa League fixture.

However, the Red Devils could be beaten to Waris' signature after Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu confirmed that they have received a bid from Qatar for his services.

“We have received offers for our foreign players. A €12 million (£9.5m) offer has been made for Waris,” he told Turkish television station Bugun.

The striker's agent Phil Radley recently admitted he was unaware of United's interest in his client.

"I wasn't aware of Manchester United travelling to the Europa League fixture - but Premier League interest does not surprise me," Radley told Goal.com.

"There were Premier League clubs looking at Waris in the summer, but he was unlucky at the World Cup - he picked up a thigh injury in Ghana's final warm-up game - were it not for that he would have started alongside Asamoah Gyan and then I think those clubs would have come in for him.

"Waris certainly has the qualities for the Premier League - he is very quick and strong. Clearly he is a proven goal threat, but he is also a real fighter who never gives up and will chase down lost causes and put himself in dangerous areas."

Waris, 23, joined the Turkish outfit in September and would command a transfer fee in the region of £12m.
Source: dailystar.co.uk