Iran International Striker Ghoochannejhad Joins Heerenveen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's international striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has signed a two-year deal with Dutch club SC Heerenveen on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old was released by Charlton at the end of the season. Ghoochannejhad only scored two Championship goals in 23 games. But Ghoochannejhad has found a new club and will return to Eredivisie outfit SC Heerenveen, where he spent four years as a youth player.
Heerenveen technical manager Gerry Hamstra explained that Ghoochannejhad would add much need experience to the squad.
“We are looking for reinforcements in the 25 to 32 year age group. We have many talented young players but still lack experience and routine in our selection. Reza is therefore a welcome reinforcement,” he said.
Ghoochannejhad has made 28 appearances for Iran, scoring 13 times, including the vital goal against Korea Republic which secured Team Melli’s place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a tournament where he also scored against Bosnia and Herzegovina.