Five future Premier League stars from Argentina vs Iran

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Argentina vs Iran is set to get underway at 5pm, and Premier League bosses will be looking for new talent. Here are five potential transfer targets...

Marcos Rojo - Sporting Lisbon

A centre back domestically in Portugal but a left back with Argentina, Rojo has the versatility that many Premier League managers will look for. He hit the headlines on Sunday after his incredible rabona clearance against Bosnia, but impressed during the game other than that at both wing back and full back. Arsenal and Liverpool have both been strongly linked with a move for the former Spartak Moscow man ahead of the summer transfer window.

Ezequiel Lavezzi - Paris Saint-Germain

Now 29, time is running out for former Napoli star Lavezzi to make the move to England which many have expected for some years. With 23 goals in 90 games for Paris Saint-Germain, Lavezzi has attracted interest from Premier League clubs once again, including Arsenal and Chelsea, and whilst he won't start against Iran, he has the chance to impress as an impact substitute off the bench.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh - NEC Nijmegen

Alongside Rubin Kazan's Sardar Azmoun, Jahanbakhsh is one of the future stars of Iranian football, and has so far lived up to that billing since his move to Dutch side NEC Nijmegen. However, NEC were relegated from the Eredivisie this season and 20-year-old winger Jahanbakhsh could now be targeted by a team who can see his potential, with a potential bargain in the pipeline.

Ehsan Hajsafi - Sepahan

One of the more unheralded players for Carlos Quieroz's men is Sepahan's versatile left sided player Hajsafi. Capable of playing at both left back and on the left of midfield, Hajsafi will certainly be needed to cope with the threat of Lionel Messi cutting in from the right hand side. If he can go some way to keeping the Barcelona man quiet, Premier League teams will certainly take notice of the 24-year-old.

Ashkan Dejagah - Fulham

The most recognisable face of the Iranian national team, Dejagah often threatened to be a star with Fulham but it was all too inconsistent. Given a free role behind Reza Ghoochanejhad for Iran, the former Wolfsburg man again provided a slight spark in the Iran attack against Nigeria and will be heavily relied upon against Argentina. He will certainly need to impress i he is to return to the top flight.

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