Karim Ansarifard to return to Panionios

Tehran Times - Olympiacos striker Karim Ansarifard will return to Panionios in the summer window.

Media reports suggest that the 27-year-old forward will leave Olympiacos in the summer of 2017, most likely on loan.

English Championship side Nottingham Forest had reportedly shown interest in signing  Ansarifard.

The 27-year-old Iranian joined Olympiacos from Panionios back in January and made some solid performances with their shirt at the domestic competitions and Europa League during the second part of 2016-17 season.

Ansarifard is looking for starting lineup in order to get more first team action in Team Melli in the 2018 World Cup.

He started his playing career at Iran’s Saipa in 2007 and joined Persepolis after five years.

He left Persepolis for Tractor Sazi in the following year and signed a two-year deal with Segunda División's CA Osasuna in 2014.

The Iranian striker joined Greek top-flight team Panionios in 2015 and scored 14 goals in 44 matches.

On 13 January 2017, Ansarifard signed a 3.5-year contract with Greek giants Olympiacos for a transfer fee of €400,000.

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