Team Melli midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi signed with Greek Super League side Panionios on 24 June. Hajsafi will be playing on the same team with fellow Iranian footballer Masoud Shojaei.
I like this move for Hajsafi. Last year there was a rumor of him playing in Greece but instead he ended up returning to Sepahan.
This will be Ehsan’s second stint in Europe after a one-year spell he had in Bundesliga 2 with FSV Frankfurt for the 2015-16 season.
The World Cup is one year away and I really like the idea of seeing more Iranian footballers plying their trade in European leagues.
Best of luck next season to Ehsan Hajsafi, Masoud Shojaei, and Karim Ansarifard of Olympiacos.