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´Iranian Messi´ Sardar Azmoun joins Zenith from Rubin Kazan

Sardar Azmoun has joined Zenit from Rubin Kazan for a reported fee of €12million.

The forward, who rejoined Rubin for a second spell in 2017, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Known as the ‘Iranian Messi’ by some fans in his native Iran, Sardar Azmoun had been heavily linked with a move to Premier League side Wolves in January.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had reportedly agreed to sign him on loan from Rubin, but the move fell through when Wolves refused to allow a compulsory purchase option included in the deal.

Azmoun, who helped Iran to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup, was Zenit’s second signing to be announced on Friday after they also confirmed the arrival of Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg, Sardar! pic.twitter.com/LDYMx7HcfS

— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) February 1, 2019

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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