Stokesentinel - Record-breaking Iran midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi has apparently decided his future lies in Germany rather than at Stoke City.
Ezatolahi made headlines when he became the youngest player to appear in the Iranian Pro League and, at international level, he went on to be the youngest person to score for his
country. He ended up at Rostov in Russia via Atletico Madrid but, at 20, he has been keen for more game time.
The Persian press now claim he is set to move on again to join Hamburg, having considered an offer from the Potters in the Premier League.
Varzesh3 write: "The national team player will most likely join Hamburg in January. An agreement has been reached.
"He also had offers from Stoke City but preferred to go to a club where Iranians have a lot of history. Mehdi Mahdavikia and his brother Hadi Mahdavikia, Vahid Hashemian and Rasul Khatibi have all been in the service of Hamburg – and so may one of Iran's next big players."