Bolton tie up Iran's Teymourian
Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Bolton Wanderers FC have acquired the services of
Iranian international midfielder Andranik Teymourian
and are close to completing a deal for another player
who was involved at this summer's FIFA World Cup in
the shape of Czech Republic left-back Pavel Mare?.

Impressive World Cup
The 23-year-old Teymourian, who has signed a two-year
contract with the English Premiership side, joins from
Iranian club Abu Moslem. The defensive midfielder made
his international debut last summer and featured in
all three of Iran's games in Germany, taking his cap
count to eleven. "Andranik is a talented player and
someone I believe will be able to adapt to the tough
demands of the Premiership," said Bolton manager Sam
Allardyce. "He impressed a lot of people during the
World Cup and I'm delighted we've beaten off a lot of
competition to get his signature."

Mare? move
Mare?, meanwhile, is closing in on a move from Russian
outfit FC Zenit St. Petersburg that could be worth
almost 3m. The 30-year-old, capped ten times by the
Czech Republic although an unused squad member in
Germany, has been deemed surplus to requirements at
the Petrovsky stadium by Zenit coach Dick Advocaat,
having joined the club in 2003 from AC Sparta Praha.
The defender has no regrets, however, saying: "I will
always remember my time in Russia. I achieved the best
results of my career with Zenit, who will stay in my
heart forever. I haven't signed a contract with Bolton
yet, but I plan to sort this out before the transfer
window closes."

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