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Newcastle Renew Interest In Majeed Waris

8 years ago

Early April we brought you news of Newcastle being [intlink id=”41577″ type=”post”]linked with Ghanaian striker Majeed Waris[/intlink].

At that point Waris had almost single-handedly given French club Valenciennes a chance of staying up last season.

Spartak Moscow loaned out the 22 year old striker in January and by early April he’d scored 9 goals in only 12 matches, more than all the rest of Valenciennes’ strikers ended up scoring between them all season.

The forward dragging the French club up to third bottom but it was all in vain, with Valenciennes losing their last six games of the season, ending second bottom and relegated.

Since signing for Spartak Moscow from Hacken two years ago, Waris has only started 2 league matches for Spartak and scored one goal.

However, he scored three goals in only four World Cup qualifiers for Ghana and booked his place for Brazil.

Back in April it was widely reported that Newcastle had been monitoring the player, though other Premier League clubs such as Everton and Hull were also said to have shown interest.

What we finished with in the article two months ago was this;

‘The player is contracted to Spartak until 2017 but it would appear prudent that if Newcastle, or indeed any other club, were interested then they should act quickly just in case he makes his mark in Brazil this summer.’

This morning various sources are claiming that Newcastle are indeed still interested in Majeed Waris but intend to have him watched at the World Cup before they make a decision.

A very tough group sees Ghana face Germany, Portugal and the USA so Waris will need to be at the top of his game to stand out in that company but yet again we have the dilemma, if the striker scores some wonder goals and catches everybody’s eye, what chance would Newcastle have of landing him?

Maybe our best hope is that he shows a little bit that does enough to convince Ashley to splash the cash but doesn’t spark interest from rival bidders.

As always, Newcastle’s transfer moves never appear half as straightforward as any other club.


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