Iranian midfielder Masoud Shojaei signed with Greek Super League team Panionios.
Shojaei returns to European football after joining the Athens based club from Qatar’s Al Gharafa.
He will join up with fellow Team Melli striker Karim Ansarifard, who also extended his contract with the Greek club.
According to several Greek sources, Shojaei signed a one-year contract with the option to extend for an additional year.
Masoud Shojaei has been an integral member of the Iranian National Team and has enjoyed a fruitful career plying his trade with several clubs ranging from the Iranian Pro League, La Liga and most recently the Qatar Stars League. He was also a member of the Iranian National Team that featured in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Panionios, who finished 5th in the Greek Super League last seasons, qualified for the Europa League play-offs this year. However, due to financial and licensing issues, UEFA did not clear the club to participate in the upcoming annual tournament.
Via: Persian Football