Wolves want 'Iranian Messi' Sardar Azmoun on initial loan deal from Rubin Kazan

Sardar Azmoun scored four times during Iran's run to the Asian Cup semi-finals in January
Image: Sardar Azmoun scored four times during Iran's run to the Asian Cup semi-finals in January

Wolves are in talks to sign Rubin Kazan striker Sardar Azmoun, Sky Sports News understands.

The Premier League club are discussing a £1.75m loan fee for the remainder of the campaign, plus £11.4m buying option with the Russian outfit.

Kazan will agree to the above conditions but want an obligation to buy, while Wolves want the option to buy the 24-year-old.

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 29: Gokdeniz Karadeniz (L), Sardar Azmoun (C) and Mijo Caktash of FC Rubin Kazan celebrate goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Rubin Kazan and FC Arsenal Tula at Kazan Arena stadium on July 29, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
Image: Sardar Azmoun (C) has been playing his club football in Russia for the past six years

Dubbed the 'Iranian Messi' in his homeland, Azmoun was the poster boy of Iran's World Cup squad last year.

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Iran finished third in their group with four points, just one point behind both Spain and Portugal, to record their best-ever performance at a World Cup.

Earlier this month, Azmoun scored four times during the nation's run to the Asian Cup semi-finals, where they lost to Japan on Monday.

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Azmoun first joined Kazan in 2013, and returned to the club in 2017 after a two-year spell at Rostov, the first season being on loan.

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