Iran’s Beiranvand Ready to Move at Summer
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national football team and Persepolis goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is going to move to a European big club this summer.
After his heroics at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he famously denied Cristiano Ronaldo from the penalty spot, Beiranvand was tipped to make the move to Europe but opted to stay at Persepolis, where he has since helped the Reds reach the final of the AFC Champions League and emerge champions of the most recent Persian Gulf Pro League campaign.
Now that there is little more he can achieve at Persepolis, especially with the club already eliminated from this year’s ACL, the time could be nigh for the 1.94-metre custodian to take the next challenge of his career, foxsportsasia reported.
Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Ali Karimi and Andranik Teymourian are just some of the famous Iranian names to have gone on to star in Europe, but Beiranvand has the chance to be the first in his position to really fly the flag for his country – perhaps even in Serie A where he would be reacquainted with Ronaldo.