Former Rangers International of Enugu striker, Alhaji Gero has opted for a switch from European club action to playing in the oil rich Middle East, following his acceptance of an offer from Esteghlal of Iran.
Gero, who also played for Kaduna United and Lobi Stars before venturing abroad, made top marks with Ostersunds of Sweden in the UEFA Europa League last season, but has surprisingly accepted a move into the backwaters of Asian soccer for the new campaign.
This comes after the ex-youth international agreed a four year deal to join Esteghlal, who were third in the Iranian league last season, and he will earn an annual salary that is said to be almost ten times what he was earning at Ostersunds.
During his stay in Sweden, the 24-year-old Gero played for Oster for two seasons before moving to Denmark, where he was at FF Viborg for two seasons.
He was with Ostersunds since 2016 and, during three seasons at the club, he scored six goals, all of which will now be fond memories for the club faithful.
Gero will cost a transfer fee in the region of a little over €3m, which represents a good run of investment for Ostersunds, considering that they signed him for free.