Brighton and Hove Albion have signed winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar for a club-record fee on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old Iran international signed a five-year contract and becomes the eighth new arrival of the summer at the Amex Stadium.
Financial terms were not disclosed but British media reported Brighton agreed on a deal worth £17 million ($22.36m) for Jahanbakhsh, eclipsing the £14m paid for forward Jurgen Locadia to PSV Eindhoven in January.
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It is not often that free-scoring forwards have to step out of the shadow of miserly defenders to take the spotlight, but that is what Alireza Jahanbakhsh will be doing this June.
Iran's defence made all the headlines in Asia during qualification for the 2018 World Cup, conceding just two goals in 10 games in the final group stage of qualification. But Jahanbakhsh is the man who can take Team Melli to a first-ever place in the second round. After all, the 24-year-old is one of the most in-form players...
Robin van Persie scored to lead Feyenoord to a 3-0 Dutch Cup win over AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
The former Man United and Arsenal striker, back with the first team he played for in his senior career, put his team up 2-0 in the 57th minute.
Nicolai Jorgensen scored in the first half and Jens Toornstra added a third in second-half stoppage time to help the fourth-placed team in the Eredivisie earn silverware in an otherwise disappointing campaign.
AZ Alkmaar climbed to second in the Eredivisie table after seeing off stubborn FC Twente 2-0.
Early on Wout Weghorst danced into the Twente box after collecting Jonas Svensson's through ball but Jorn Brondeel made a smart low save.
Teun Koopmeiners tested Brondeel with a hard shot as half-time drew nearer, but Twente resisted.
AZ kept plugging away after the break yet they would need a penalty award to make the breakthrough. Iran international Alireza Jahanbakhsh converted the spot-kick on 65 minutes.