Iranian footballers in Europe: Ryan Tafazolli

(Iransportspress.com)-24 years old central defender, Ryan Tafazolli born and raised in England play for Mansfield Town in League 2(4th division in England) , he played 106 games in last 4 years for his side. Ryan started his football from Southampton football academy before joining Mansfield Town in 2012.
6’4 tall defender is known for his aerial force and can be a real menace on set pieces to score goals. Ryan had several offers notably from Dundee United in Scottish league but offer was rejected by his club Mansfield Town as he was still under contract, Tafazolli recently is rumored with a transfer to Championship side Sheffield United.
With both Iran’s central defensemen Jalal Hosseini and Pejman Montazeri aging, If Tafazolli continue to improve and play in a higher division in England or elsewhere in Europe, he can be hopeful to get the call from Iran national team head coach, Carlos Queiroz as Tafazolli has shown his interest to play for Iran