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Man United Face Competition For £9.5m Striker Target From…Qatar?

Ghanaian Red Devils target wanted by far east club.

It’s not often that Manchester United have to fend off interest from Qatar but they will have their work cut out for them if they want to land strike target Abdul Majeed Waris as an unnamed club from the 2022 World Cup hosts have declared their own interest in the £9.5m-rated forward, according to the Daily Star.

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The Ghana international is thought to be on Manchester United’s radar after assistant manager Ryan Giggs travelled to Turkey to run the rule over him in a Europa League fixture.

United are thought to be keen on making a move for him in the new year, but Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu confirmed that they have received another bid for him from an unnamed Qatari club.

“We have received offers for our foreign players. A €12 million (£9.5m) offer has been made for Waris,” he told Turkish television station Bugun.

United received a further blow when the player’s agent, Phil Radley, claimed to not even be aware of their interest in the 23-year-old.

“I wasn’t aware of Manchester United travelling to the Europa League fixture – but Premier League interest does not surprise me,” he said.

“There were Premier League clubs looking at Waris in the summer, but he was unlucky at the World Cup – he picked up a thigh injury in Ghana’s final warm-up game – were it not for that he would have started alongside Asamoah Gyan and then I think those clubs would have come in for him.

“Waris certainly has the qualities for the Premier League – he is very quick and strong. Clearly he is a proven goal threat, but he is also a real fighter who never gives up and will chase down lost causes and put himself in dangerous areas.”

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