The 24-year-old has been capped 41 times by Iran and featured in all three games for his country at the World Cup in Russia.Manager Chris Hughton is happy to finally have his target after pursuing Jahanbakhsh for a number of years.He told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to welcome Alireza to the club, and we are particularly pleased to get this deal over the line. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Jahanbakhsh in action for Iran at the World Cup in Russia LIVING THE DREAM Latest Transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father “Ali is a player that we have been aware of and monitored for a few years, and his versatility will increase our attacking options within the squad.“He can play in a wide position or central midfield attacking role and I am now very much looking forward to working with him.” RANKED LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED targets moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Brighton & Hove Albion have announced the club-record signing of Alireza Jahanbakhsh from AZ Alkmaar.The Iran international joins on a five-year deal and becomes the Seagulls’ eighth summer signing after an undisclosed fee was agreed with the Eredivisie club.
Go back to the e-newsletterQatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from 16 December 2016. The award-winning airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200.The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai will be the fourth city in the Asian country to be served by Qatar Airways, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on 6 December. With the addition of Krabi and Chiang Mai to its network Qatar Airways will increase its flights to Thailand from 39 to 48 per week by the end of 2016.Qatar Airways Senior Vice President East Asia & South West Pacific, Mr. Marwan Koleilat, said: “As we are constantly expanding our network in South East Asia, the popular tourist destination of Thailand is an obvious target for growth. We have seen increased travel demand for our services to Thailand and now with the introduction of our award-winning product to popular secondary cities such as Chiang Mai and Krabi, we provide overseas visitors and tour operators with greater flexibility and ease of travel when designing their Thailand holiday itineraries.”The launch of flights to Chiang Mai comes at a time when Qatar Airways is rapidly expanding its network and will inaugurate 14 new destinations on its route map throughout 2016 and into early 2017. New destination launches include: Marrakech (1 July 2016), Pisa (2 August 2016), Windhoek (28 September 2016), Helsinki (10 October 2016) Sarajevo (2 November 2016), Seychelles (12 December 2016), Auckland (6 February 2017), Skopje (2017), Libreville (2017), Douala (2017), Lusaka (summer 2017) and Nice (summer 2017).The Airbus A330-200 has 24 seats in the Business Class cabin with a 2-2-2 configuration and 180-degree fully-flat bed. The Economy Class cabin features 236 seats in a 2-4-2 / 2-3-2 configuration, with a 32-inch seat pitch and 18.5-inch seat width. Qatar Airways currently has 15 A330-200s in its fleet of 185 aircraft and has been operating this aircraft type since 2002.Go back to the e-newsletter