Ruben Kazan centre-forward Sardar Azmoun has been linked with a move to English team Fulham. The Iranian forward has been in great form for the national team and has been linked with a move to clubs like Wolves and Fulham from the Sky Bet Championship. He has also been shown interest from boys in Scotland with league leaders Celtic interested in his signature. To cap it all off, he has received attention from the big boys of England as well in the form of Leicester City and Everton.
However, this attention is not new for Sardar who had been previously linked with a move to the red side of Merseyside in the form of Liverpool. He surprisingly turned it down and this is what he had to say.
“There were talks of Liverpool having expressed an interest in me during the past winter transfer window,” said the Iranian to the website for the Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
“However, I did not feel the time to move was right. I would have ended up playing a few games and then spent a great deal of time on the bench as Liverpool were only looking to fill a void for a particular part of their season.
“I want to move to a big club to develop as a player and therefore I will time the move with great precision. I am sure I will be playing for a top European club in the near future.”
This shows the player’s confidence in his abilities and his decision making. He is not being lured by the prospect of playing in England as he has realized he is most likely to end up on the bench at the big clubs. Instead, he wants to keep playing and develop and he knows that then he can make a bigger move with regular game time guaranteed.
Azmoun has now been offered the chance to move to Fulham. The side from South West London who play their football in Craven Cottage have been smart in their play and are on the verge of an automatic promotion to next year’s English Premier League campaign. If not that, they are surely going to get a shot at the playoffs. It would be a wise idea for Azmoun and Fulham to link up then given that he will get enough game time and Fulham could use a talented striker like him in the big boys league.