Saeid Ezzatolahi Joins Russian Anzhi Makhachkala on loan from Rostov

( rising star Saeid Ezzatolahi joined Anzhi Makhachkala on loan.

The 20-year-old international defensive midfielder had earlier extended his contract with Rostov for two and a half years.

Ezzatolahi came up through Malavan’s youth academy and impressed from an early age, making his first team debut in 2012 as the Iran Pro League’s youngest ever player at the age of 16.

He has earned a number of accolades since then, including the Iranian federation’s young player of the year award. In 2014 he was named as one of the most talented football players according to Wonderkids.

Ezatolahi became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Iran national football team at the age of 19 years and 42 days after scoring in a 3–1 victory against Turkmenistan in November 2015.

Football Club Anzhi Makhachkala is a Russian football club based in Makhachkala, capital of the Republic of Dagestan. Founded in 1991, the club competes in the Russian Football Premier League, playing its home games at the Anzhi-Arena.