Brighton have completed the transfer of Iran striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh for a ‘club record fee’ of £17m from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh signed a five-year contract with Albion and becomes Chris Hughton’s eighth signing of the summer window.
Jahanbakhsh who can play as a winger or forward was the top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie in 2018/19, scoring 21 times as AZ Alkmaar finished third.
As quoted by Brighton’s official website, manager Hughton said: “We are delighted to welcome Alireza to the club, and we are particularly pleased to get this deal over the line. “He can play in a wide position or central midfield attacking role, and I am now very much looking forward to working with him.”