REVEALED: Why Majeed Waris deadline day transfer to Alaves collapsed

Deportivo Alaves president Alfonso Fernandez de Troconiz has explained why his side’s deadline day move to sign Majeed Waris fell through.

Frozen out of FC Porto’s first team by coach Sergio Conceicao, the Ghanaian international was on the verge of completing a short-term move to El Glorioso.

But an apparent “challenge with the signing process” scuppered the deal in the last minute.

Waris returned to Porto after a successful loan stint in France with Nantes, where he scored five times in 31 games last season.

“We are happy with the squad that we have put together,” Fernandez de Troconiz told Marca.

“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.”

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