Not­ting­ham For­est coach Karanka lauds An­sar­i­fard

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

Not­ting­ham For­est coach Ai­tor Karanka has praised their new sign­ing Karim An­sar­i­fard.

The 28-year-old striker joined the English side on Satur­day an 18-month con­tract for an undis­closed fee.

At club level, An­sar­i­fard spent seven years in the Ira­nian league be­fore sign­ing for Span­ish club Osasuna, where he spent a sin­gle sea­son ahead of a move to Greece.

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup Rus­sia, he scored a late equal­izer against Por­tu­gal in the group stage.

“Karim is an im­por­tant sign­ing be­cause he gives us an al­ter­na­tive op­tion,” Karanka said.

“He is a very good player, he’ll be a good per­son in the chang­ing room and he has shown how hun­gry he is to suc­ceed,” the coach added.

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