Premier League title chargers Liverpool are keeping close eye on FC Rostov striker Sardar Amzmoun, dubbed the Iranian Messi, according to reports from The Guardian.
Azmoun moved to FC Rostov in 2015 after his loan from Rubin Kazan turned into a boiling transfer affair ultimately solved by the Court of Arbitration.
Having scored 16 goals in 22 appearance for his country, this 21-year-old is enjoying a terrific run of form at his club which has extended to his team’s Champions League appearances as well, with Azmoun getting his name on the score sheet against Atletico Madrid last week.
The likes of Everton and Stoke City have already been alerted by the Iranian international’s glowing form, whereas Liverpool have joined the race upon the appointment of their new sporting director, Michael Edwards.
Liverpool are considering making a January move for the 21-year-old FC Rostov starlet as Jurgen Klopp’s side faces severely limited options upfront with Danny Ings ruled out with another injury and Sadio Mane bound for the Africa Cup of Nations early in 2017.