Taremi makes Portugal move

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Mehdi Taremi-AFP

Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran striker Mehdi Taremi has joined Portuguese club Rio Ave FC.

Taremi, 27, has signed a two-year deal with the Primeira Liga side.

The striker, a mainstay in the Iran national side, joins Rio Ave after a season with Qatar Stars League side Al Gharafa.

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It is Taremi's first European move, having played for Iranian giants Persepolis between 2014-2018 where he twice emerged top scorer in the league.

Welcome Mehdi! 🇮🇷 #mehditaremi

— Rio Ave FC (@RioAve_FC) July 23, 2019

Playing in Europe has always been Taremi's ambition and he will be hoping to power Rio Ave FC, who finished seventh in the Primeira Liga last season, to glory.

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