Nigerian striker Gero linked with move to Iran’s Esteghlal FC 0

Nigerian footballer Salisu Abdullahi “Alhaji” Gero has reportedly been linked with a move to the Iranian professional football club Esteghlal Tehran, which currently plays in the Persian Gulf Pro League.

The 24-year-old striker, who plays for Östersunds Fotbollsklubb, commonly known simply as Östersunds FK, could join Esteghlal after the end of the current season of the Swedish first tier, Allsvenskan.

The report comes as Esteghlal’s German manager Winfried Schäfer is looking for a forward to add to his team’s line-up, and has Gero on his radar.

Gero signed his first professional contract with Nigerian football team El-Kanemi Warriors at the age of sixteen in 2009.

The next year, he moved on to Lobi Stars. Gero then played for Kaduna United and Enugu Rangers football clubs at the Nigerian Professional Football League.

In August 2013, Gero signed a contract with Swedish football club Östers Idrottsförening, commonly known as Östers IF or simply Öster.

Danish club Viborg FF announced in December 20140 that it had signed Gero on a free transfer. Both sides agreed on January 16, 2016, to terminate the contract.

The Nigerian footballer signed with Östersunds FK two days later.

Esteghlal Tehran Football Club stands in the sixth spot in the Persian Gulf Pro League table, with 23 points.

Persepolis Football Club is the top-ranked soccer team in the rankings, with 37 points.

Football Club Pars Jonoubi Jam has bagged 29 points to claim the second position, while third-place Foolad Khuzestan Football Club has earned 28 points.

Paykan Football Club has landed in the fourth spot with 26 points. Saipa Football Club has claimed the fifth place with 24 points.