Brighton boss Graham Potter admits Alireza Jahanbakhsh is frustrated about his situation.
Jahanbakhsh joined Brighton two years ago from AZ Alkmaar for €19m. But this season he has battled to establish himself in Potter's plans, managing just the 12 appearances in all competitions.
The 26 year-old has a contract to 2023, though Potter has confirmed he's frustrated with his situation and considering his options. For his part, Potter says he and the club will consider Jahanbakhsh's thoughts regarding his future with the Seagulls.
Potter told the Brighton & Hove Independent via Voetbalzone: "He is of course frustrated because he wants to play more and I understand that.
"He's great at the club, we get along very well and he gives everything, but like every footballer he wants to play more. It's something we need to think about during the summer break so that we can make a decision that is good for him and the club.
“Alireza is a good player and can help us. But from his perspective, I can understand that he wants to play more often than he does now."
A return to Holland would make sense for Jahanbakhsh, where with AZ for the 2017/18 season he finished the Eredivisie's top goalscorer with 21 goals, becoming the first Asian player to pull off such an achievement in a major European league.
This past Premier League season, Jahanbakhsh won goal of the month for January after his bicycle kick against Chelsea.
- updated July 27