Alireza Beiranvand reaches agreement with Besiktas: report

August 5, 2018 - 18:46

TEHRAN – Iran national football team and Persepolis goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has reportedly reached an agreement with Turkey’s Besiktas.

Beiranvand has remained an unused substitute in Persepolis’s two previous matches in Iran Professional League.

Beiranvand represented Iran in three matches in the 2018 World Cup and blocked a penalty kick from Cristiano Ronaldo to deny Portugal a 2-0 lead in Group B.

Beiranvand had been also linked with a move to Turkey’s Caykur Rizespor and Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv.

Persepolis are not permitted to sign new player until January due to transfer ban and Beiranvand’s departure will be a huge blow to the team.

The Iranian giants will have to face Qatari powerhouse Al Duhail in the 2018 AFC Champions League quarter-final and goalkeeper’s presence in the gate will boost their confidence.

Persepolis are also looking to win Iran Professional League (IPL) title for the third year in a row.

Persepolis free agent midfielder Vahid Amiri has already joined Trabzonspor, while Farshad Ahmadzadeh and Sadegh Moharrami have joined Slask Wroclaw and Dinamo Zagreb respectively.

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