As-Eupen.be – EUPEN, KAS Eupen have signed Iranian centre-back Morteza Pouraliganji.
Pouraliganji has 30 caps for Iran and has played full matches against Morocco, Spain and Portugal in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
KAS Eupen’s new signing has had a career spanning 124 championship games for the first division in Iran, China and, most recently, for Al Sadd in Qatar. The 26-year-old Iranian has played 9 times in the Asian Champions League.
Pouraliganji has signed a 2-year contract with KAS Eupen with an option for another year.
Morteza Pouraliganji is highly motivated by the new stage in his career at KAS Eupen: “In the course of my career so far, I have been able to prove myself in different countries and at different levels. Playing in Europe has always been my goal and my dream. I am looking forward to this new challenge and would like to thank KAS Eupen for their trust and their belief in me. I am fully motivated and always want to improve and win. I will do my best to become a valuable player for KAS Eupen. I’m looking forward to my new club and to being able to train and play with the KAS Eupen team.”
KAS Director Christoph Henkel is delighted with the signing of Morteza Pouraliganji: “As a key player in the Iranian national team and in several clubs in the top division in Asia, Morteza Pouraliganji has proven his skills and, despite his young age of 26, has already managed to gain considerable experience. We are glad that Morteza has decided to join KAS Eupen and we believe that he will help shore up our defence. We welcome our new KAS Eupen player to Belgium.