The 19 year old, who has been dubbed the ‘Iranian Messi’, has attracted interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs in recent time. The Iranian has revealed that he has been contacted by both Arsenal and AC Milan and has spoken of his excitement at being watched by such illustrious clubs.
According to The Express, he said:
There are already solid offers coming from both Arsenal and AC Milan.
Both their representatives are about to meet Rubin Kazan management next Thursday.
I’m really happy for such clubs being interested in me and playing in the Premier League would be a dream coming true.
The forward only joined Rubin Kazan in January 2013, but his performances for the Russian outfit have already caught the eye of Arsenal, with a fee of low as £2 million reported to be the asking price.
He is the youngest Iranian ever to play in Europe and has made his debut in a Europa League match against Jagodina. He made his League debut in October last year in a 5-1 victory against Anzhi Makhachkala. He marked his debut with a goal and an assist. He has been very consistent for Iran under 20 National Team, with 19 goals in 17 appearances, hence the nick-name the ‘Iranian Messi.’
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His playing style is very impressive and the comparison to Messi is down to his agility and dribbling ability. He stands at 6 ft, which is a nice height for a striker. He has the acceleration and agility to beat defenders and has an amazing skill set for a 19 year old.
His main asset is his natural ability to play with both feet. He is great on the turn and can hit powerful shots from either boot. He can reap huge benefits under a coach like Arsene Wenger who likes to develop players and has always proved that he has an eye for an attacking player.
He can add to the amazing array of young players that the Gunners posses. He is valued at £2 million which is very low for the kind of the talent he possesses.
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