Iran’s Morteza Sharifi Joins Bluvolley Verona
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian national volleyball team outside spiker Morteza Sharifi joined Italian volleyball club Bluvolley Verona.
Sharifi stole the show during the 2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) with Team Melli.
BluVolley Verona is a professional volleyball team based in Verona, Italy.
The club plays in Serie A1 of the Italian Volleyball League. In season 2017/18 club is named Calzedonia Verona.
Sharifi is reunited with his compatriot Mohammad Javad Manavinejad in the team.
"I have also had offers from other clubs, but I opted to join Bluvolley immediately. Verona is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, and has a team with many strong players," the 20-year-old player said.
"Playing with Manavinejad is fantastic, I'm here to grow and become main player for the Iranian national team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Italian championship is the most difficult in the world, but I cannot wait to start this new adventure,” he added.