My sources tell me that Iranian midfielder Ashkan Dejagah is on the verge of signing a contract with Greek Super League club Panathinaikos.
If the deal goes through, Ashkan would become the fourth Iranian footballer to play in Greece.
Ehsan Hajsafi recently signed with Panionios and will be teammates with Masoud Shojaei while Karim Ansarifard continues to play for Olympiacos.
Dejagah last played for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg but did not make many appearances due to injury.
I like the idea of Dejagah going to Panathinaikos. Maybe it seems like I am positive about everything but the bottom line is that we want our TM footballers to play in competitive European leagues and get quality playing time leading up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Not going to lie, it is starting to look like an Iranian invasion of Greece but I am going to stop right there.
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