Newcastle Eyes Iran Defender Milad Mohammadi
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Newcastle United is aiming to sign Russian Premier League with Akhmat Grozny Iranian defender Milad Mohammadi.
Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has made a new left-back one of his top priorities during this month’s transfer window and Mohammadi, who currently plays with Iran in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE, is on his wanted list.
Paul Dummett, who is recognized left-back in the Newcastle first-team squad, is currently out injured, meaning Javi Manquillo has been forced to deputies in the left-back role at times this season and Benitez is keen to bolster his squad options for the second half of the season, Football Insider reported.
The 25-year-old has impressed at the Asian Cup, helping Iran reach the quarter-final without conceding a goal at the tournament so far.
Mohammadi has been on Celtic’s and Rangers’ radar after he caught the eye at the World Cup with Iran last year.
Mohammadi is out of contract at Akhmat Grozny this summer and Newcastle could try and land the defender for a cut-price fee before the close of this month’s transfer window.