Sardar Azmoun

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  2. Zandi360

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    Sardarrrrrrr what a goal.


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    Making new friends with Douglas Costa :D

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    #134 Zandi360, Nov 24, 2016
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    In ESPN Champions League team of the week

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    Left forward: Sardar Azmoun (Rostov)

    He has been called the "Iranian Messi" and perhaps the reasons are a little bit clearer now. The stage for Rostov's victory was set by Azmoun's superb first half equaliser. He twisted inside Jerome Boateng, leaving arguably the world's best central defender floundering on the turf, and slotted coolly past Sven Ulreich. Azmoun is just 21 and has been linked with a move to Liverpool; this was certainly the goal that announced his ability to perform on the biggest stage.
     
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    It is irony that people call him, Iranian Messi, because Azmoun said it himself that he is a fan of Ibrahimovic and tries his style of play.
     
  11. Zandi360

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    Player of the match vs Anzhi

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  12. +PL+

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    Who is Sardar Azmoun? Meet the Liverpool-linked striker who wants to play for Arsenal

    Iran's talismanic striker Sardar Azmoun began his career at the age of nine, but could very well have been lost early on. Despite being called up to Iran's U12 national team, the sports enthusiast took a break from football a year later, opting to play volleyball instead. It was a sport his immediate family excelled at — particularly his father, a former player with Iran's national volleyball team. Fortunately for the youngster, his family supported the decision to switch back to football.

    Azmoun was subsequently offered a place with a local team by a talent scout. His progression was swift, and he was soon called up to Iran’s U17 and U19 national teams. The youngster participated in the Commonwealth Cup held in Russia back in 2012, where he finished top scorer for the tournament having netted seven times in six matches. That grabbed the attention of Russian talent scouts, and led to his move abroad with Russian outfit Rubin Kazan in January 2013.

    The Iranian striker make tentative progress in the 2013/14 campaign and scored his first goal in Europa League qualifying against Norwegian side Molde, but continued to play a bit-part role thereafter until eventually being loaned to FK Rostov in early 2015. Having helped them avoid relegation with a goal in the 4-1 play-off final win against Tosno, nobody predicted what happened next: with Azmoun in tow again for the new season, Rostov soared from minnows to mercurial title hopefuls and only missed out behind CSKA Moscow by two points. Azmoun netted nine times in the Russian Premier League, after which Rostov snapped him up for good.


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    Why you need to know him


    Quite simply because he's been linked with a switch to either Liverpool or Everton recently, having also attracted interest from clubs including Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille this season.

    Football enthusiasts in Iran yearn for fast-paced football: the pace and beauty of the game is vital in keeping their attention. Defensive tactics are shunned, even if such methods earn them the results they need. It's why the likes of Ali Daei or Ali Karimi have excited spectators with their stunning skills, and are the most popular players in the country.

    After Ali Daei’s retirement from international football at the end of 2006 World Cup, Team Melli had struggled a talented goal-getter bolster its offensive line. Until now. Azmoun has stepped forward as the heir apparent with 16 goals in 22 caps since his debut in May 2014, including a hat-trick against Macedonia in June.

    The 21-year-old's switch to European football at 18 was indicative of the bright future that lay ahead of him. Having scored against the likes of South Korea, Iraq and Qatar in international friendlies, and twice at the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia, he has quickly demonstrated his astuteness at the sharp end that puts him in good stead for a promising future.

    Strengths

    In Iran, Azmoun is often compared to Argentine ace Lionel Messi. His outstanding dribbling skills, ball control, superb eye for goal and marvellous finishing power are his main attributes. Off the field, he is a personable, down-to-earth young man who always seeks to learn from his coaches.

    According to Azmoun himself, he was very lucky to have had the chance to work with former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz. Despite not making the squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Sardar praised Queiroz's technical and managerial abilities and admitted there was much to learn from the Portuguese manager.

    Weaknesses

    Azmoun has confessed that the Russian Premier League features players who are physically stronger than him. It's is a problem for him in the short-term, as his slender physique doesn't really allow him to win one-on-one challenges against stronger players. For the same reason, he can be easily tripped or brought down.

    Still, it's good grounding for him and, taking his young age into consideration, he could easily overcome such weakness through adequate fitness and conditioning improvements.

    His agent seems an obstacle for his transfer to premier league now.

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    They said...


    Amid the recent interest from Merseyside, Azmoun's agent Mehdi Hagitali has insisted the player is happy for now at Rostov – but admitted that offers wouldn't necessarily fall on deaf ears.

    “I read about the interest in Sardar from Liverpool, but I can say that at present there have been no formal proposals from either foreign or Russian clubs,” Hagitali said. “Now his main goal is to become the best striker in the Russian Premier League.

    “Kurban Berdyev is like a father figure, and he would like to work with the coach. [But] if some proposals come, we will look at them.”

    Did you know?


    Azmoun comes from the Golestan province in Iran's north-east, and his beloved small town won't be forgetting about its most famous son anytime soon.

    “When I scored against Molde, all the people in my home town celebrated and were happy to see my first goal in a European tournament,” Azmoun beamed.

    Back in Golestan, car number plates feature the number 69, which is why the youngster proudly dons the No.69 shirt for Rostov.


    What happens next?

    Bigger clubs started to take notice after Sardar’s eye-catching performances at the 2015 Asian Cup, and now it seems at least one of them may make more formal advances sooner rather than later. England, the player told FourFourTwo.com last year, is the ideal destination.

    “As a player one of my ambitions is to play in the English Premier League,” Sardar told FFT exclusively. “I have always fancied playing for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger – he is famous for trusting young players and giving them the opportunity to grow and display their potentials.

    “That’s where young inexperienced players become big players and a bright future awaits gifted youngsters. I might look quite ambitious, but that’s absolutely normal for a player. My greatest wish is to lift the Champions League trophy one day.”


    Read more at http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features...er-who-wants-play-arsenal#4Lg5p0DXXDJepqlR.99

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    Azmoun's goal vs Anzhi (RPL) (flash by Mr.Z)

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  13. Zandi360

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    Azmoun starts in Champions League vs PSV, Saeid on the bench

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  14. Zandi360

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    Ezzatollahi comes in to help hold the score, Rostov seconds away from qualifying to Europa League
     
  15. Zandi360

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    Rostov draw away to PSV and qualify for Europa League.
     
  16. Zandi360

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    Ezzatollahi fooling PSV defense and breaking Johsua Brenet's ankles

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  18. Marco91

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    Where is he going next summer?
     
  19. Zandi360

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    Best young player of Asia according to Outsideoftheboot

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    No idea yet, he will certainly move in the summer that's for sure
     
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  23. Zandi360

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    At this point an ideal destination where he would get good playing time would either be a bigger team like Benfica or a smaller mid table team in a top league. The worst thing would be him ending in a top team where he will warm the bench constantly.

    Btw I wouldn't be surprised to see him stay in Russia until the WC either, since he likes it there, a team like Zenit or CSKA might come with a good offer for him in the summer who knows. (hopefully not)

    I personnally hope he will play in a midtable English/Spanish/German side or a top Italian side perhaps Milan/Napoli maybe Fiorentina or something. Benfica would be decent too as they are always in the UCL and they are successful in getting out of the group stages also
     
  24. Marco91

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    Mid table team in Bundesliga would be a good option for him. I don't want to see him in Russia cause he has already proved to be a top striker there, no need to go to CSKA or Zenit...not to mention...CSKA and Zenit usually don't sell their best player that easily, so he won't get out.

    I read that Benfica is willing to pay Rostov 7 mln € for Azmoun, crazy low transfer fee...i wouldn't even consider this offer if i were the selling club.
     
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  25. +PL+

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    The minimum threshold is 10 million. Rostov won't sell Azmoun for less than 10 million. As he might get even better in WCQs and other matches in EL, so the benefit will grow even more.
     
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