Soccer News of Sat, 20 Jan 20184
Waris joins FC Porto on loan
Black Stars striker Abdul-Majeed Waris has made a loan switch from French Ligue 2 side Lorient to FC Porto.
The deal was snapped up on Friday night.
Waris was on the radar of a number of clubs including some in the English Premier League.
The move to the Portuguese giants comes as a surprise.
Waris is expected to wear the Number 18 jersey.
Waris, who signed for Lorient in the summer of 2015, had been keen to leave the club following their relegation to the French second-tier last year.
The 25-year old was given the green light by Lorient to leave for the right offer last summer but despite being heavily linked with Burnley and West Ham United, he couldn’t land a transfer.
He made 56 appearances for Lorient, scoring 20 goals.
Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is said to be a big fan of Waris and played a key role in the transfer.
Waris is expected to be drafted in Porto squad for Champions League knockout phase. The Portuguese giants are up against Liverpool in last 16 stage.
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