Esteghlal eyes former Persepolis striker Toure

Ibrahima Toure

PLDC – Esteghlal football club has shown interest in signing former Persepolis striker Ibrahima Toure.

The 32-year-old forward currently plays in French football club from Gazélec Ajaccio.

Toure scored 60 goals in Iran Professional League from 2007 until 2011 with Paykan, Persepolis and Sepahan football teams.

Esteghlal general manager Amir Hossein Fathi has traveled to Dubai, the UAE to negotiate with the Senegalese. 


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Toure joined Ligue 2 side Monaco in 2012 and scored 10 goals in 17 league appearances during the second half of the 2011–12 season.

The following season, he played in 35 league games and scored 18 goals, which helped Monaco win the Ligue 2 championship and promotion back to Ligue 1.

Esteghlal is going to strengthen itself for the AFC Champions League since the team has been drawn with Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, the 2017 runner-up and two-time winner, Al Duhail SC of Qatar and the UAE's Al Ain in Group C.

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