Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:35AM
Iranian footballer Mehdi Taremi
Iranian footballer Mehdi Taremi

Iranian footballer Mehdi Taremi is apparently on transfer radar to professional Croatian football club Građanski nogometni klub Dinamo Zagreb, commonly referred to as GNK Dinamo Zagreb, thanks to his great performance during the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament.

According to a report published by Fars news agency on Saturday, the Zagreb-based club is considering to sign the 24-year-old, who plays as a forward for Persian Gulf Pro League club Persepolis as well as the Iranian national football team.

On June 12, the Iranian team, which has so far kept its clean sheet record unblemished at the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament, became the first Asian team - and the third squad after Brazil and hosts Russia - to secure its place at the quadrennial international football tournament.

Iranian national football team defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Iranian professional footballer Sardar Azmoun, who currently plays as a striker for FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League, opened the scoring for the host team in the 23rd minute.

Taremi found the back of the net from inside the area in the 88th minute, and finished off the White Wolves.

This is the second time in a row that Team Melli has won the ticket for the FIFA World Cup finals under the tutelage of 64-year-old Portuguese head coach Carlos Queiroz.