Graham Potter will ponder Alireza Jahanbakhsh ‘s future over the summer but maintains that Brighton ‘s recent record signing could still play a part at the Amex Stadium.
Iran ‘s international Jahanbakhsh has been struggling to succeed from AZ Alkmaar in 2018 on £17million.
The out-of-favor winger in Albion’s eight games has been reduced to only 20 minutes of play since football resumed and appears to be surplus to requirements.
Seagulls head coach Potter acknowledges the player ‘s worries about a lack of playing time and admits the need to fix the situation.
“Of course he’s going to be upset because he wants to play and I understand that,” Potter said.
“He’s been great around the club, great with me, he’s always doing his best but he’s like any footballer-they want to play more. And we have to think about the break and do what’s best for him, what’s best for the club. He’s a good player and can be of use to us. But from his viewpoint again you can understand that he needs to play more often than he has.”
Jahanbakhsh seemed to have kicked off his Seagulls career in as many games with two goals – including a stunning bicycle kick against Chelsea – on either side of the turn of the year.
Yet, heading into the final game of a tough season, the 26-year-old has only played three top-flight matches since Chris Hughton replaced Potter last summer.