Not the most prolific of strikers, but capable of playing a role in a side needing pace, Majeed Waris is attracting interest from England, both in the Championship and the Premier League.
According to Ouest-France, the Ghanaian forward has been the subject of three offers from Burnley, Watford and Birmingham City, all said to be over €10m.
Bought from Trabzonspor back in 2015 for £4m, Waris has since scored 23 goals in 65 appearances for Lorient, which, for a struggling side who got relegated to Ligue 2 last season, isn’t exactly awful.
The French newspaper state that Lorient will consider all three offers and decide where to send their striker sometime next week.
Whether that is to Vicarage Road, St Andrew’s or Turf Moor depends on which side has bid the most as that will be the deciding factor.
Looking at each side and who they have already signed this season, going to Birmingham City, even if that means playing in England’s second tier, would make the most sense.
Watford have already signed Andre Gray and Richarlison this summer, and with Stefano Okaka, Troy Deeney and Jerome Sinclair already at the club, a new striker shouldn’t be Marco Silva’s top priority.
As for Burnley, the acquisition of Chris Wood from Leeds to add to Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes (if he isn’t sold) in a formation where only one striker is played would suggest more depth isn’t exactly needed, unless the addition of Waris causes Sean Dyche to revert to two up front.
A move to Harry Redknapp’s side, however, especially at €10m+, would make him the big name signing of the summer and would also guarantee him time on the pitch, even if, technically, they already have seven players capable of playing up front in their squad.
Now, we wait…