|Ashkan Dejagah on the verge of joining Fulham||
Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath has admitted that attacking midfielder Ashkan Dejagah looks to be on his way to Fulham, a development that the German is not happy about.
Dejagah is closing on a move to England, with Wolfsburg set to receive about €2M from selling the 26-year-old Iranian.
Magath has reflected on a deal which is being forced on the Wolves due to Dejagah’s contract expiring in a year’s time.
"I have asked Ashkan his opinion about Fulham", said Magath.
"I am not happy, but we had to take the whole situation into consideration", he added, referring to the Iran international’s expiring contract.
Fulham boss Martin Jol has already brought Croatian striker Mladen Petric from Hamburg and German defender Sascha Riether from Wolfsburg this summer. Now he is ready to pay Wolfsburg £2million for Iran international Ashkan Dejagah.
Riether and attacking midfielder Dejagah were in the same Wolfsburg squad that lost to Fulham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League in the spring of 2010. Now they could link up again, subject to a medical on Dejagah who recently tore a muscle in training.
Should the deal go through, that injury will prevent the 26-year-old from making his debut in tomorrow’s Premier League derby at West Ham.
Dejagah joined Wolfsburg in 2007 from Hertha Berlin, the club with which he began his professional career.
He represented Germany on the international scene from Under-17 level to Under-21 level, before opting to play for the country of his birth, Iran, making his debut earlier this year.
Despite a good move of an Iranian legionaire, Iran coach Carlos Queiroz won't be pleased with the current situation as Dejagah will miss the Jordan friendly as well as the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lebanon in September.
It is yet unclear, whether the right-winger will be ready for the crucial World Cup qualifier against South Korea in Tehran in mid-October.
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