Trabzonspor confirm €12m bid made for Manchester United target Abdul Majeed Waris

An unnamed club from Qatar have made an offer for Manchester United scouted Ghanaian striker Waris.

It was reported at the end of last month that Manchester United had sent Ryan Giggs out on a surprise scouring mission to Turkey. The Welsh assistant had reportedly headed out to watch Trabzonspor in action, more specifically their rapid Ghanaian forward Abdul Majeed Waris.

The 23-year-old, who once attended Hartpury College in the UK, was big game this summer after it became clear he had no future at Russian side Spartak Moscow.

He had failed to shine in Russia, scoring just one league goal after leaving Swedish side BK Hacken - where he has scored goals for fun.

But he smashed home nine goals in 16 appearances on loan at Valenciennes in the French Ligue 1 toward the end of last season which again caught the eye of several interested parties.

Trabzonspor got their man, but Manchester United are apparently ready to snap him up if he impresses their scouting missions.

It was certainly a surprising decision by United to check him out considering he has actually struggled since his arrival in Turkey.

But now Trabzonspor themselves have confirmed United's interest - but also revealed his whopping price-tag and interest from Qatar.

The club's president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu told Turkish radio yesterday:

"We have received offers for our foreign players. A €12 million offer has been made for Waris.

"The bid has come from Qatar, but we will not sell him for anything under €20 million. We know Manchester United are monitoring him too."

But the idea of Manchester United spending that price on a player who has so far failed to prove himself in Turkey certainly seems unlikely.

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