Tehran Times - Despite being heavily linked with moves away, Alireza Beiranvand will remain at Persepolis football team.
Beiranvand represented Iran in three matches in the 2018 World Cup and blocked a penalty kick from Cristiano Ronaldo to deny Portugal a 2-0 lead in Group B.
Beiranvand had been linked with a move to the professional Turkish football club Caykur Rizespor Kulubu in the country’s Super Lig.
The Iran international goalie had also caught the eyes of Italian Torino and Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv.
Persepolis are not allowed to sign new player in the summer transfer window.
The Iranian giants will have to face Qatari powerhouse Al Duhail in the 2018 AFC Champions League quarter-final and goalkeeper’s presence in the gate will boost their confidence.
Persepolis are also looking to win Iran Professional League (IPL) title for the third year in a row.
The Tehran based football team have yet to negotiated with free agent Vahid Amiri.
The 30-year-old midfielder was one of the best Team Melli players in the 2018 World Cup.
Amiri played a key role in two previous seasons, helping Persepolis win back-to-back IPL title.