Feyenoord are closing in on a deal for Brighton and Hove Albion forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh as they eye a replacement for Steven Berghuis.
That’s according to De Telegraaf, who say the Dutch side are working to bring him back to the Netherlands.
Feyenoord are set to lose Berghuis to Ajax this summer and so are on the hunt for a replacement for one of their key players.
Jahanbakhsh is seen as his ‘successor’ in De Kuip, and so they are pursuing a deal for the Brighton man, with it suggested the move could be completed within a week.
They have the money to match Brighton’s demands, which aren’t mentioned at this point, thanks to the fee they’re receiving from Ajax for Berghuis.
Jahanbakhsh is also open to the move as it will see him reunite with two old acquaintances from his time at AZ Alkmaar, coach Arne Slot and Guus Til.
At the minute, both parties are not completely satisfied with the deal on the table, particularly as Feyenoord don’t want to spend all of the Berguis money on Jahanbakhsh but save some for other targets.
Thus they need to work on the move with Brighton, but with the player open to the move and the money there to make it happen, there is confidence it can be done.