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Ghana striker Abdul-Majeed Waris in shock move, joins Turkish giants Trabzonspor

Published on: 01 September 2014
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris has completed a shock move to Turkish giants Trabzonspor after passing his medical on Monday

Ghana striker Abdul-Majeed Waris has completed a shock move to Turkish giants Trabzonspor after signing a four-year contract on Monday, can exclusively reveal.

The 22-year sealed the permanent move from Russian giants Spartak Moscow on Monday morning, Ghana's leading football news outlet can exclusively reveal.

Waris signed the deal after passing a medical in the Turkish capital of city of Istanbul on Monday morning.

Waris prayed in a Turkush mosque early on Monday morning before undergoing the medical in Istanbul

The move for Waris means the French side Lille's hopes of signing the Ghana star has collapsed as predicted by 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.

Waris with the agents who brokered the deal in their car to sealing the deal

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



  • Troy says:
    September 01, 2014 10:15 am
    Hmmmm. What can I even say. Wish u all the best and the exposure that u need. Are they playing in the UEFA competition?
  • afrikaba1 says:
    September 01, 2014 12:26 pm
    Ghanaian players and their career choices, Hmmm
  • samva says:
    September 01, 2014 12:51 pm
    What at all is wrong with these guys?how on earth can you move from France to turkey?this is a wrong move anyway you look at it.
  • sabato says:
    September 01, 2014 01:56 pm
    Guys let de boy be wai. Warris is getting frustrated at spartak nd dey wern't ready 4 a loan. the French teams don't know quality otherwise they wouldnt waste tym in gettin him. What wll u hav done if u were in his shoes. stay at spartak nd rot? sometimes u don't know how bitter it is if u are the one eating it.
  • Edem says:
    September 01, 2014 02:30 pm
    Great move by him, although I would have signed a shorter deal. He leaves Russia to stay in form and get some Europa experience and exposure. Bigger clubs will come calling in two or three years before his contract expires and World Cup 2018 begins, if he stays hungry and focused. Why don't we support our own better? Add another black star getting Europa experience.
  • designer baby says:
    September 01, 2014 02:45 pm
    It's good move, what is need of being in a big club and warming the bench all season? I don't care what club a player joins once he plays regularly and doing well.Learn from Asamoah Gyan .
  • the minnows says:
    September 01, 2014 03:39 pm
    why move to this club well i hope u make it there and possible earn a good move
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    September 01, 2014 04:36 pm
    A very disgusting move to say the least am really disappointed in AMW.
  • Toni says:
    September 01, 2014 06:43 pm
    Trabzonspor are in the Europa league and have signed O Cardozo from Benfica along with another 5 quality players. He will excel in Turkey and move on in a few years to a top team in spain or uk. Trabzon are one of the best teams in turkey and will form an excellent relationship with Cardozo
  • Toni says:
    September 01, 2014 06:45 pm
    Why are you so disappointed? hes going to a team that will be playing in europe and playing in a better league then Russia. Plus he will pay all the time
  • acid burn says:
    September 01, 2014 09:13 pm
    Turkey league is more competive than rc congo,south africa,tunisia,and other crappy league