Persepolis FC to Face Lawsuit Over Khalatbari

April 5, 2014 - By Jan Rainey

Persepolis winger Mohammad Reza Khalatbari decided to leave Ajman FC for the Tehran-based football club after the renaming of UAE Pro League to UAE Arabian Gulf League. The managers of Persepolis and Ajman football clubs reached an agreement over this transfer. Accordingly the Iranian club should pay some $800,000 to Ajman FC.

According to local media reports, the managers of Persepolis have failed to pay the agreed money over the past few months. This has prompted Ajman FC to take legal action against the Iranian club.

Iranian agent Mohammad Zaman Zamani says officials of Ajman FC are determined to file a complaint against Persepolis, if the Iranian side refuses to pay the agreed money on time.

Financial issues have made numerous problems for Persepolis FC over the last few months. Reports suggest that Persepolis officials don’t have any plan to pay the agreed amount of money to Ajman FC.

“I have already contacted with the managers of Persepolis in this regard. Unfortunately I have not heard back from Persepolis, and this might have consequences for the Iranian football club,” Mohammad Zaman Zamani remarked in an interview with local media on Tuesday.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammad Reza Khalatbari has played 20 times for Persepolis scoring 6 goals. Before moving to Ajman FC, Khalatbari used to play for Sepahan.

“Because of my long-term cooperation with Ajman FC, I have managed to make Ajman officials aware of Persepolis conditions. They have agreed not to take legal action against the Iranian club. But if they don’t receive the due payments from Persepolis, situations will change significantly.” Zamani added.

Persepolis is owned and managed by the Iranian Ministry of Sports and Young Affairs. The Tehran-based football club is reportedly among the most popular clubs of Asia.

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