Ghana's No. 1

Manchester City scout Patrick Vieira monitors Sweden league top scorer Waris

Published on: 23 September 2012

Swedish league top-scorer Abdul Majeed Waris could be on the verge of a big move to England after Manchester City scouts watched him over the weekend.

Manchester City scout Patrick Vieira watched the Ghanaian impress in the Swedish top-flight match and wished the striker good luck after the game.

Vieira spent Friday evening at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium as the Black Stars attacker scored for Hacken to thrash giants Djurgardens 3-0 in the Swedish top-flight.

The ex-Arsenal hero sat with Djurgardens chief scout Khaled El-Ahmad who previously visited Manchester City to discuss a possible collaboration between the two clubs.

Waris’ 19th goal of the season which keeps him on top of the scoring chart, sparking interest from some clubs in Europe.

Vieira had a short conversation with Waris after the match but he kept all the details close to his chest.

“This is the first time I've seen him play so I do not have much information,” Vieira said when asked about the prospects of the Ghana international.

“I have not seen enough games to be able to express myself.”

Waris joined Hacken from Ghanaian football academy Right to Dream which has a partnership agreement with Manchester City.

His performances this season have sparked interest from several European clubs particularly German side Werder Bremen.

The Bundesliga were ready to part with some $3m for Waris to join in August but Hacken’s $5m demands killed the chances of the Ghanaian striker leaving.

He will stay at the club to help them win the title and also chase his dream of winning the goal-king title with some few matches to go.


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