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Sports News of Friday, 19 January 2018


Majeed Waris joins Porto

FC Porto have signed Lorient and Ghana forward Majeed Waris on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent for €6m.

Waris, who turned down a similar transfer to Ligue 1 side Caen earlier this week, completed formalities to become a Porto player on Friday.

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Waris, who signed for Lorient in the summer of 2015, had been keen to leave the club following their relegation to the French second-tier last year.

The 25-year old was given the green light by Lorient to leave for the right offer last summer but despite being heavily linked with Burnley and West Ham United, he couldn’t land a transfer.

He made 56 appearances for Lorient, scoring 20 goals.

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is said to be a big fan of Waris and played a key role in the transfer.

Waris is expected to be drafted in Porto squad for Champions League knockout phase. The Portuguese giants are up against Liverpool in last 16 stage.

Porto confirmed the news on their official twitter handle: