Iran star Karim Ansarifard joins Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest has announced the signing of Iran international Karim Ansarifard, who played at the 2018 World Cup.

Iran striker Karim Ansarifard celebrates scoring at the World Cup   -  Getty Images

Nottingham Forest has boosted its promotion push with the signing of Iran international Karim Ansarifard. The striker, who scored the equaliser for his country in its 1-1 draw with Portugal at the World Cup, joins from Olympiacos.

Both Forest and the Greek giant are owned by Vangelis Marinakis and the 28-year-old is reported to have signed an 18-month deal with the Midlands club.

Forest is seventh in the Championship table, two points outside the playoff places, having won one of its last three games. Aitor Karanka's men are in action at home to league leader Sheffield United on Saturday.

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