Ghana striker Majeed Waris, formerly of Valenciennes and Lorient Ligue 1 Conforama, has joined FC Nantes on loan from FC Porto, along with Brazilian attacking midfielder Gabriel Boschilia, on loan from AS Monaco.
Ghana striker Majeed Waris, 26, has joined Les Canaris from FC Porto on a season-long loan with an option to buy, FC Nantes announced on their website on Tuesday.
"Majeed Waris will bring coach Miguel Cardoso and the whole Nantes squad a wealth of European league experience," the statement noted. Waris, Nantes' fourth recruit of the summer, will wear the number ten jersey.
With experience in the top division in both England and Sweden (where he top-scored with 23 goals in 2012), Majeed Waris made his name in Ligue 1 Conforama while playing for Valenciennes FC. While on loan in the north of France in the second half of season 2013-14, the Ghanaian bagged no fewer than nine goals in 16 league appearances.
After a season in Turkey with Trabzonspor, the Black Stars striker (30 caps) returned to Ligue 1 Conforama in 2015 with FC Lorient. Over the course of his two-and-a-half season stint in Brittany, Majeed Waris played 73 matches in all competitions, bagging 25 goals. In the last winter transfer window, Waris made the switch to Portugal's FC Porto, with whom he reached the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and won a Portuguese league title.
Boschilia also on the books
AS Monaco's Brazilian attacking midfielder Gabriel Boschilia has been loaned to Nantes with an option to buy, the principality club announced on Tuesday. Before leaving Monaco, Boschilia extended his contract, which now runs to 2021, by one year.
After suffering an ACL injury in his right knee in 2017, just as he had begun to break into the Monaco squad that went on to win the league a few weeks later, Boschilia has struggled to break back into Leonardo Jardim's plans. Last season, he played just seven matches in all competitions.