The much-travelled Socceroo, 28, could be set for a move to Iran, having linked up with Manuel Jose's side in the nation's capital
|By PADDY HIGGS
David Carney's increasingly nomadic career appears set to take him to Iran powerhouse Persepolis.
The Australia international has linked up with the record nine-time Iranian Football League-winning club on a trial, with contract negotiations reportedly underway.
Left-sided utility Carney, 28, is available on a free transfer after his contract was cancelled by Uzbekistan champions Bunyodkor in September.
"It's the first team I've come to Iran. I've heard that Persepolis is a popular team and I hope that I can show my best for the team," Carney told The Tehran Times.
"I know Persepolis is a big team with so many fans. I like to play in front of a 100,000 fans at the Azadi Stadium."
Carney's meandering career has already taken in stints in England [Sheffield United and Blackpool], the Netherlands [FC Twente], Spain [Alcorcon] and Uzbekistan since leaving Sydney FC in 2007, but has accumulated 46 international caps for his country.
Should he agree to join Persepolis, he could find himself lining up against countryman Liam Reddy, who plays for Tehran rivals Esteghlal.