Iran winger Jahanbakhsh joins Brighton

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Tehran, July 27 (IANS) Iran’s international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has joined English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, Tasnim news agency reported.

Jahanbakhsh, who featured in all three of his country’s matches at the 2018 World Cup, is determined to force his way into Chris Hughton’s first-team plans, reports Xinhua news agency.

The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract on Thursday which will expire in June 2023. He is Brighton’s eighth major signing of the summer transfer window.

Jahanbakhsh scored 21 goals and recorded 12 assists for Dutch AZ Alkmaar, which finished third behind PSV and Ajax.

Brighton, which finished 15th in the English Premier League’s 2017-18 season, is paying a club record of 17 million pounds ($22.23 million) for Jahanbakhsh.

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