Mehdi Ghayedi at Celtic: Iranian prodigy, assistant king, brand transfer, long-term contract
Here we take a look at what we know so far about the 23-year-old rumor …
Who is he?
Mehdi Ghayedi is an Iranian footballer, currently playing in the United Arab Emirates with Shabab Al-Ahli. He is 23 years old and evolves as an attacker, either on the left wing, or in the middle of an attacker, or in the position of attacking midfielder.
What is Ghayedi’s course of play?
At 23, he doesn’t have too big a football resume, however, the entries there are noteworthy.
He spent last season in his homeland’s Persian Gulf Pro League and topped the Iranian top-flight assists chart scoring seven goals for his teammates at Esteghlal.
He made his international debut for Iran in a friendly victory over Uzbekistan in October 2020 and scored in his second appearance, a second behind as a substitute in a 2-0 victory over the Bosnia.
He has since played six more times, scoring his second international goals and, for one of the best creators in the Iranian league last season, netted another in a 10-0 win over Cambodia. in June.
What kind of player is he?
Although Ghayedi often plays on the left, he is right-handed and cuts from the wing for his shooting opportunities – usually from a central position where he often plays too.
At 5-foot-5, he’s not the tallest, but his creativity and constant movement have benefited from extended defenses for many of his goals in Iran.
Why would Celtic be interested?
“If you look at all the big leagues in the world, you will see Asian players,” he said. “Not just from Japan but from Korea, Australia, Iran. There are some really good footballers out there. But if people don’t want to watch there, I’m happy to be the only one. .
Ghayedi’s stats stand out against his Iranian peers and his age and player profile would suit – he gained attention after playing at the Asian Champions League level and his international credentials would also be beneficial. However, he is only six months away from the five-year contract signed in the United Arab Emirates after his Iranian record when AEK Athens and other clubs in Qatar were also credited with interest.