(IranSportsPress.com-FiancialTribune)- Queens Park Rangers Football Club in west London has been heavily reported with an interest in Iranian striker Saman Ghoddos but may not been able to afford him.
The 24-year-old was born in Malmo, Sweden, but has Iranian parents. He has scored 18 goals in 50 league games in Sweden over the past year and a half for his club Ostersunds FK.
According to reputable Swedish publication Fotboll Direkt, the west London team, nicknamed the Hoops, made a bid in the region of $2.5 million over the summer for the front-man who is enjoying competing in the UEFA Europa League this term for the Swedish side.
However, the news of the offer was never confirmed from the west London side, Getwestlondon.co.uk reported.
Ostersunds Chairman Daniel Kindberg said at that time: “If there is a good bid for both the club and the player, then we will listen. I would not mind $ 5m, but we have not set a fee because we are not at that stage yet.”
The Swedish club is now holding out for a fee in the region of $5.9m, a fee which is surely out of reach for the Hoops in their current situation.
Ghoddos’ stock is rising after scoring three goals in nine appearances in the Europa League this season, but QPR are simply not in a position to enter a bidding war with the likes of Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers for the signature of the striker, meaning they are likely to turn their attention elsewhere in an attempt to add to the squad in the January transfer window.
The Iranian striker was recently picked by Iran’s Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz to play for Team Melli and has played two games for Iran national soccer team. He made his debut for Iran in a 2–0 friendly victory against Togo on October 5 and later played against Russia in another friendly on Oct. 10, which ended in a 1-1 draw.