Manchester United are hot on the trail of Ghana international Abdul Majid Waris, according to his club Trabzonspor.
The 22-year-old plays as a striker for the Turkish club who signed him this summer from Russian outfit Spartak Moscow. Waris has emerged as a shock target for United, who are believed to have sent assistant manager Ryan Giggs to watch the player in a game against Belgian side Lokeren in the Europa League.
"We have not have any direct offers however, we know Manchester United are scouting Waris and keeping close tabs on him," chief executive Burak Gurdal is quoted as saying in the Turkish press.
"Not just Waris, we have a few players who are being closely watched."
"Not just Waris, we have a few players who are being closely watched"
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"We only signed Waris two months ago and are not interested in selling right now, but you never know what will happen in the future," he added.
Waris at Trabzonspor
Waris was signed from Spartak Moscow in a fee believed to be around €6 million and has failed to score in nine appearances for his new club. But the Ghana international is very highly rated and has a very impressive track record with his former clubs.
He was named the Swedish top flight’s best player in 2012, after finishing the league with 23 goals in 29 games for BK Hacken.
Waris joined Spartak in 2013 but he was loaned out to Ligue 1 outfit Valenciennes last year, where he found the back of the net on 10 occasions and provided five assists in 21 appearances.
The player's agent however wasn't aware of Manchester United watching him in the Europa League last week but claimed that he was not surprised at all that Premier League clubs are eyeing his client's signature.
"I wasn't aware of Manchester United travelling to the Europa League fixture - but Premier League interest does not surprise me," he said.