The fresh reports in the Russian media say that the Spartak Moscow forward, Abdul Majeed Waris, would not be joining the Ligue 1 club Lille.
There were rumours of late that Lille was trying hard to get Waris in for the 2014-15 Season either on loan or permanently.
The representative of the Ghana international had travelled to France to negotiate terms with the Great Danes and the two parties had even had an agreement, but, at the last minute, the Spartak Moscow officials changed their minds and decided not to let Waris go.
Spartak had actually identified a player whom they wanted to sign on loan to make up for the vacancy which was going to be created by Waris’ exit, but, for some reason, they could not complete that loan deal and thus, they had to ask Waris to stay.
According to the sources close to Waris, the 22-year old was eager to sign for Lille, but, he knows that Spartak had reasons to stop him from making that move and thus, he is cool with it.
Waris became a part of Spartak set up towards the end of 2012. He had limited chances to play during the first few months of his stay and he looked off rhythm completely whenever he was on the pitch.
The youngster was slightly better the next season though i.e. the 2013-14 one; but, he was loaned out to Valenciennes, a French club, in the second half of that season.
Waris blossomed at Valenciennes scoring 9 goals in 16 league matches and that made him want to continue playing in France. He wanted a deal in Ligue 1, but, that didn’t happen, certainly to his disappointment.
At Spartak, Waris has struck just once in 15 matches.