West Ham close to signing Lorient striker Abdul Majeed Waris

By  - Aug 30, 2017


With three consecutive defeats in the Premier League, and pressure mounting on Slaven Bilic, West Ham United are still looking to make late incursions in the transfer market.

The Hammers have already signed Javier Hernandez this summer, but Bilic is looking to add more fire-power to his attacking unit, especially as they seek replacement for Diafra Sakho.

According to reports from Sky Sports (Transfer Live Blog; 14:06 pm), West Ham are close to sealing a deal for Lorient striker, Abdul Majeed Waris.

The player is currently in London to undergo a medical (possibly) ahead of his move.

The Daily Mail reported last week that West Bromwich Albion and Burnley are seemingly interested in his signature, but it seems West Ham have stolen a march on their rivals.

The Ghana forward joined Lorient in 2015, and has scored 19 goals in 51 league appearances so far. The 25-year-old is an established international, and has made 22 appearances for Ghana.

With Burnley signing Chris Wood from Leeds United, and West Brom reportedly interested in Watford’s Troy Deeney, the two clubs seemed to have cooled their interest in Waris.

Majeed Waris is a versatile player who can operate as a winger or striker, and would be a solid addition to Bilic’s squad.