1236 GMT May 09, 2021
The upcoming winter transfer window could see Iranian fullback Ramin Rezaeian rejoin former club Persepolis as the Al Duhail player is on his way out on loan, according to Qatari newspaper Al Watan.
Qatar’s Stad Al Doha first reported last week that Al Duhail manager Sabri Lamouchi is seeking reinforcements for his side before the Qatar Stars League giant hosts the rescheduled FIFA Club World Cup in February.
Therefore, Rezaeian – along with Tunisian striker Youssef Msakni and Moroccan center-back Medhi Benatia – are set to leave to make room for new recruitments.
Al Watan wrote that the Iranian has received an offer from the Persian Gulf Pro League champion, adding that Al Duhail is willing to let Rezaeian leave for the right price.
Should the deal go through it will be a major boost for Yahya Golmohammadi’s side as Rezaeian – also capable of playing as a winger – could be considered as a replacement for Iraqi midfielder Bashar Resan who parted ways with the Iranian Reds following the AFC Champions League (ACL) final disappointment against Ulsan Hyundai.
Rezaeian, 30, scored nine goals in 40 appearances for the Reds from 2015-2017 before signing for Belgian club Oostende.
He joined Al Duhail last August following a successful two-year stint with Qatar’s Al Shahania, where he scored 17 goals in 33 outings.
The Iranian found his way right into the starting eleven under then manager Walid Regragui as the club resumed its ACL campaign in Qatar, where it failed to qualify for the knockout stage, finishing third to Persepolis and Al Taawoun in Group C.
A regular starter for the country at the 2018 World Cup and the subsequent AFC Asian Cup, Rezaeian is yet to get a call-up by new manager Dragan Skocic.