Ghana striker Abdul-Majeed Waris has completed a shock move to Turkish giants Trabzonspor after signing a four-year contract on Monday, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 22-year sealed the permanent move from Russian giants Spartak Moscow on Monday morning, Ghana's leading football news outlet www.ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
Waris signed the deal after passing a medical in the Turkish capital of city of Istanbul on Monday morning.
The move for Waris means the French side Lille's hopes of signing the Ghana star has collapsed as predicted by Ghanasocccernet.com on Saturday as they were unable to come up with the €4m demanded by Russian club Spartak for the striker.
Waris spent the second half of last season on loan at relegated French side Valenciennes where he scored nine goals which sparked interest from several French sides in his services.
The Black Stars striker was one of the best strikers in France last season when he spent six months on loan with Valenciennes.
Waris struggled to cement a regular place at Spartak Moscow sparking his interest to leave the club for other leagues in Europe to maintain his form and keep his place in the Ghana national team.
Following his desire to leave Russian, 12 clubs turned their attention to the Ghana star who enjoyed a fairly successful loan spell at Valenciennes in the second half of last season.
Spanish duo Malaga and Granada alongside German club Hertha Berlin were all reported to have joined the chase to sign the Ghanaian.
Lens, Lille, Saint Etienne and Bordeaux were also been mentioned as interested parties.
But Trabzonspor were the only club to have met the price demands of the the Russian club Spartak Moscow to sign Waris.
Watch video of the performance of Ghana striker Majeed Waris who has joined Trabzonspor