Iran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh linked with Brighton

Tasnim – Iran international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has been linked with a move to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Brighton is said to be back in for him, although it looked as though £22m AZ valued him at might prove prohibitive, wearebrighton.com reported.

Jahanbakhsh’s value has soared in his two seasons at AZ. He hit 21 goals and notched 12 assists in the Eredivisie last season, sparking interest from Napoli, West Ham United and Leicester City among others.

Jahanbakhsh was one of Team Melli members in the 2018 World Cup, where Iran finished in third place in Group B behind Spain and Portugal.