Al Kuwait Closing in on Esteghlal Striker Thiam
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Reports are emerging suggesting that Kuwaiti football club Al Kuwait could be closing in on the signing of Esteghlal striker Mame Baba Thiam.
The Senegalese joined Iran’s Esteghlal in February and helped the team advance to the 2018 AFC Champions League quarter-final.
Now, Thiam’s agent says Al Kuwait has handed them an offer but they prefer Esteghlal to the Kuwaiti football club.
“Thiam’s contract includes a buyout clause worth $200,000 but he wants to continue playing in Esteghlal,” his agent said.
Iranian media reports suggest that Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia is among the teams eying the striker.