There’s a claim in the Dutch media that NEC are set for a financial windfall once AZ attacker Alireza Jahanbakhsh is sold to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Iranian is closing in on a move to the Premier League side and his former club will reportedly receive a percentage of the transfer fee.

Voetbal International say with Brighton close to signing Jahanbakhsh, NEC will receive €1m from AZ once the deal goes through. The 24 year old spent just two seasons with NEC before signing for AZ in 2015.

It’s reported AZ will sell Jahanbakhsh for €25m, which will eclipse the fee Tottenham Hotspur paid the Dutch side for Vincent Janssen two years ago.

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According to Voetbal International, the player has been on Brighton’s radar for the past three years, but he didn’t want to sign for a then Championship club when they were first keen.

However, with their promotion to the top flight Jahanbakhsh has welcomed the move to Brighton.