As reported by Khabar Varzeshi, via Sport Bild, former Fulham and Wolfsburg attacker Ashkan Dejagah is banned from leaving Iran, which has since been confirmed by agent Reza Fazeli.
Per Deutsche Welle, this comes after Dejagah’s participation in a freedom rally against the Iranian regime at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The German-Iranian footballer is the latest athlete in the country to be detained and as a result, Dejagah was unable to attend his team’s training camp in Doha.
Born in Tehran, Dejagah played for Hertha Berlin’s youth teams before playing 26 Bundesliga games for the first team between 2004 and 2007, before joining Wolfsburg in 2007 where he remained for five years, playing 160 games across all competitions, scoring 20 and creating 23.
The now 36-year-old also spent two years at Fulham before spells at Al Arabi, a return to Wolfsburg, and then on to Nottingham Forest, and Tractor.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder