£2m 'Iranian Messi' Arsenal target scores delightful goal in Russia

Rubin Kazan Zenit

Sardar Azmoun showed just why Arsenal are said to be interested in his talents.

Earlier this week Arsenal were being linked with a move for Rubin Kazan playmaker Sardar Azmoun - or as he is better known, the ‘Iranian Messi’.

The 19-year-old was being linked with the Gunners in The Metro this week - with a reported bid of £2 million being readied for the talented teenager.

The former Sepahan starlet moved to Russia in 2013 after impressing for the Iranian youth teams - he has scored seven goals in six Under-17 appearances and 19 in 17 games for the Under-20’s - so yes, he certainly has some potential.

And today he grabbed a goal for his Russian outfit against FK Rostov.

He opened the scoring in the third minute with a lovely finish - taking a touch, turning and poking away a strike with his right foot.

Was it Messi-esque … you be the judge.

Unfortunately that was not enough for victory.

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They lost the game 2-1 to the away side after goals from Timofei Kalachev and Jano Ananidze cancelled out the goal from this reported Arsenal target.

But keep a track on developments from Kazan - as this player is certainly a hot talent for the future.

Does Azmoun look like the real deal to you?

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