The Tehran giants announced that they have signed the 22-year-old Iran international to a two-year deal, ending speculation linking him with a European switchIranian giants Persepolis have announced they have agreed to a two-year deal with 2011-12 Pro League topscorer Karim Ansarifard.
The 22-year-old Iran international, who netted a league high 21 goals for Saipa last term, will turn his back on a proposed move to Europe in order to join the Tehran club.
Persepolis announced the agreement on the club's website, stating the talented striker is set to complete the deal on Tuesday.
Ansarifard, who has scored seven times for his country including the winner against North Korea at the 2011 Asian Cup, had been linked with a move to Germany and Turkey this off-season.
Meanwhile, Persepolis are reportedly interested in former Senegal national team coach Bruno Metsu according to the Tehran Times.
Current Reds boss Mustafa Denizli is allegedly on the verge of joining Besiktas, while Metsu's agent is reported to have spoken to Persepolis officials.
Metsu, who coached Senegal at the 2002 World Cup, has been out of a job since leaving Qatari club Al Gharafa in March.