Iranian Football Star Signs in the UAE

Published February 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Karim Bagheri, the Iranian football star, has decided to leave the Bundesliga and join the UAE's al Nasr club. 


Bagheri (26), who completed the loan deal for 4 months, will get $250,000 and a monthly wage of $10,000, al Wifaq daily reports. The Iranian midfielder left his German club Arminia Bilefeld and returned to his first club Piruozi Tehran. Now, Piruozi agreed to free him to play in the UAE.  


The reason Bagheri left Germany was his wife's difficulties in adjusting to life in Germany. After signing with his new club, Bagheri said he was happy to play in the UAE, where a large Iranian community lives.  


Upon arriving in the Dubai airport, he mentioned that before signing in al Nasr (now 4th in the league), he received many offers from regional and foreign clubs. He preferred al Nasr, mainly because of the coach, the German Rainer Hulman. Bagheri will replace the disappointing Brazilain De Silva. 

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