Meet Iran’s Lionel Messi

His name is Sardar Azmoun, he is 19 years old and the English Premier league team Arsenal has just made a $3.3 million offer to buy him.

Dubbed the “Iranian Lionel Messi”, Sardar has been playing for the Russian team Rubin Kazan, where he has been described as:

one of the brightest young talents the Russian Premier League has to offer.

And where is Sardar from? Esfahan, of course 馃檪

Wish him the best, and hope to see him in Arsenal next year.

Here is a Sardar in action.