Ghana international forward Abdul Majeed Waris was on the verge of joining Deportivo Alaves on a season-long loan but on deadline day of the European transfer window, the deal went pear-shaped.
According to Goal, Waris had completed his medical with Alaves but reports revealed that the deal never materialised.
Now reports have emerged that the President of the La Liga side Alfonso Fernández de Trocóniz spoke to Spanish publication Marca and cleared speculation about why the two parties failed to reach an agreement.
“We are happy with the squad that we have put together. The Waris deal was not a problem of salary but there was a challenge with the signing process and a deal could not materialise. There was a salary space available for us to make the deal happen.
“There have been players who pass medical examinations but then do not become Alaves players because there are problems in the process of signing. With Majeed Waris, what happened was that he was in Vitoria but he never signed a contract with us.”
It remains unclear what will become of Waris as he has dropped on the hierarchy at Porto and is yet to make an appearance this season.
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