Croatian striker Budimir joins Persepolis

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Xinhua – TEHRAN, Iranian soccer club Persepolis has completed the signing of Croatian striker Mario Budimir from Dinamo Zagreb, Tehran Times daily reported on Monday.

Budimir, 32, penned an 18-month contract with the Iranian giants after undergoing medical test on Sunday.

Budimir has replaced Nigerian striker Godwin Mensha, who has been deemed as surplus to requirements in January.

Persepolis finished runners-up in the 2018 AFC Champions League.

Branko Ivankovic’s side are pitted against Qatar’s Al Sadd and Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia in Group D, while they want to win Iran Professional League for the third successive year.

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