Ashkan Dejagah has lost his chance to play for his country against Lebanon and Jordan. The shock news came as Carlos Queiroz announced an immediate replacement for the German based Iran International.
Karim Ansarifard who was dropped in the initial list drawn by Queiroz , was recalled to team Melli to replace injured Dejagah. Meanwhile the Wolfsburg player was involved in transfer activities , as news from London was filtering through that Fulham was interested in the Iran International player.
In London , this Friday , Fulham boss Martin Jol was set to plunder the German Bundesliga again in a bid to bolster a midfield left weakened by the departure of Mousa Dembele to Tottenham Hotspur.
Jol has already brought Croatian striker Mladen Petric from Hamburg and German defender Sascha Riether from Wolfsburg this summer. Now he is ready to pay Wolfsburg £2million for Iran international Ashkan Dejagah.
Riether and attacking midfielder Dejagah were in the same Wolfsburg squad that lost to Fulham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League in the spring of 2010. Now they could link up again, subject to a medical on Dejagah who recently tore a muscle in training.
Should the deal go through, that injury will prevent the 26-year-old from making his debut in tomorrow’s Premier League derby at West Ham.
While in Germany , Wolfsburg boss Felix Magath has revealed Fulham have made an approach for winger Ashkan Dejagah. The 26-year-old has just 12 months remaining on his contract with the Bundesliga side and has risen through the ranks at the club.
“I have asked Ashkan about this (move to Fulham) and he said he would be keen to make the move,” Magath told Kicker-Sportmagazin.
“I have to say I am not happy about him leaving us but we had to consider the whole situation.”