Dejagah among Asian Cup Five Stars to Watch
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Attacking midfielder Ashkan Dejagah is among the five stars to watch in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.
You might have seen Dejagah before, for his two years with Fulham in the English Premier League will have many fans well-aware of his dazzling talents. Granted, they weren't enough to keep the Cottagers in the top flight, and Dejagah duly swapped the rigors of the Championship for the riches of Al-Arabi.
The Qatari club didn't mind shelling out to get him, either – they had to pay up to $12 million to bring him across. He's worth every cent, Sydney Morning Herald wrote.
Probably the quickest player on the ball in the entire continent, with his blistering pace on the ball arguably the biggest weapon Iran has at their disposal. Dejagah is at his best when he's given room to move out wide and he'll give great service to Iran's front line, led capably by Reza Ghoochannejhad and Karim Ansarifard.
He hasn't always produced his best form for Team Melli but they certainly need him to this January.
Khalfan Ibrahim (Qatar), Son Heung-min (South Korea), Keisuke Honda (Japan) and Omar Abdulrahman (United Arab Emirates) are the other four stars to watch in the Asian Cup.