Four Premier League clubs, Leicester City, West Ham United, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, reportedly want Sardar Azmoun.

Sardar Azmoun is more technically gifted than £53 million Italy international Andrea Belotti and ready for a big move this summer, Massimo Carrera has said of the reported Everton, Arsenal and West Ham United target.

A man who shot to fame with Rubin Kazan, earning that famed ‘Iranian Messi’ moniker, could be on his way to one of Europe’s biggest leagues for the very first time.

According to AreaNapoli, West Ham and Leicester City have made contact over a potential £30 million deal for Azmoun. The same publication also mentions Everton and Arsenal as a prospective destination.

But how does Azmoun compare to the old-school bull of a number nine that is Belotti, the £53 million-rated Torino captain who has also been linked with a big-money move to English shores.

“He can become a champion. Great talent, he lacks a bit of malice but he is really strong, he has technique, quality,” Carrera, a former Juventus and Italy coach who saw Azmoun in the flesh during his time in charge of Spartak Moscow, tells Nicolo Schira on Instagram.

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He is a striker who scores goals, quick, with a strong head. He has made an excellent impression.

“Compared to Belotti? He has something more technical than Belotti.”

At 6ft 1ins and with a penchant for brilliantly taken headers, Azmoun certainly appears to have the physicality to thrive in English football. He has netted an impressive 26 goals in 45 games too since joining Zenit St Petersburg in January 2018.

It remains to be seen, however, which if any of the four Premier League suitors win the race for his sought-after signature.

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