To most of you the name Abdul Majeed Waris will mean very little, if nothing at all, but there may be a need to know his name very soon as the Ghanaian sensation currently leads UEFA’s Golden Shoe standings after scoring a sensational 19 goals in 22 appearances for his Swedish side BK Hacken.
At just 21-years-old the striker even made his international debut this year against Chile in February. He became the first player in Allsvenskan history to score five goals in one match since the turn of the century during a 6-0 thrashing of IFK Norrkoping in May.
Considering he had only scored once in his previous 20 appearances for the Swedish side it is clear his progress is something to be watched.
While the current rumours are of interest from the East of England with Norwich said to be considering bringing him in on trial he already has a link with the UK via the West of the country.
The striker scored 36 goals in 21 appearances for the well-known sporting college of Hartpury. Whilst more well known for their Rugby exploits they also have a magnificent football team at the Gloucestershire based institute, with Matt Smith a graduate currently plying his trade in Australia at the heart of the Brisbane Roar defence.
Here is a video of Waris in action for Hartbury…
He is a fellow graduate of the Right to Dream Academy in his homeland along with King Osei formerly of Fulham and a current Ghana international, Abu Mohammed currently on loan at Stromsgodset from Manchester City and fellow future Hartpury alumni David Accam currently of Helsingborgs. Based in Old Akrade in the East of the country, it was founded by Englishmen Tom Vernon, a former African scout for Manchester United who wanted to tap the resource of African talent in the country and give opportunities to young players in the country to play in Europe.
While Waris Majeed has now been linked with a move back to England after an impressive start to life in Sweden time will tell if he can return and have a significant impact.
Here he is in action in Sweden…
What do you make of Waris Majeed and could he make it in England?
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