The agent of Trabzonspor forward Abdul Majeed Waris claims he is unaware of Manchester United’s interest in his client but isn’t surprised that Premier League clubs are courting his signature.
Reports claimed on Monday that United assistant manager Ryan Giggs had been sent to watch the Ghanaian international in the Turkish club’s Europa League match against Lokeren last week, ahead of a possible winter approach.
The 23-year-old, who just joined Trabzonspor from Spartak Moscow in early September, burst onto the scene on loan at Valenciennes during the second-half of last season, scoring nine goals in 16 games to earn a place on his national team’s 26-man provisional World Cup squad.
A number of major European clubs are said to have been keeping track of him since, but agent Phil Radley stresses that he has not heard anything from the Red Devils at this stage.
‘I wasn't aware of Manchester United travelling to the Europa League fixture - but Premier League interest does not surprise me,’ he told Goal.com.
‘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.
‘Trabzonspor bought Waris for €6 million in the summer and turned down an offer of €11m from UAE almost immediately after they signed him - so clubs can certainly see his value.’