Brighton sign Alireza Jahanbakhsh from AZ Alkmaar in club-record deal
Last Updated: 25/07/18 9:29pm
Brighton have completed the club-record signing of Iran international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh from AZ Alkmaar.
The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract until June 2023, and becomes Brighton's eighth major signing of the summer transfer window.
Sky Sports News understands Brighton are paying in the region of £17m for Jahanbakhsh.
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Manager Chris Hughton said: "We are delighted to welcome Alireza to the club, and we are particularly pleased to get this deal over the line.
"Ali is a player that we have been aware of and monitored for a few years, and his versatility will increase our attacking options within the squad.
"He can play in a wide position or central midfield attacking role, and I am now very much looking forward to working with him."
The club's previous record signing was Jurgen Locadia, who moved from PSV for £14m in January earlier this year.
Brighton have been tracking the player, who has 41 caps for Iran, for more than three years.