Alireza Jahanbakhsh must make Steven Berghuis forget at Feyenoord. The team from Rotterdam completed the transfer of the 27-year-old attacker yesterday. Jahanbakhsh still needs some time to get completely match fit again.
The Iranian is also not yet eligible to play. ”We had to wait for the income from the transfer from Steven Berghuis”, says trainer Arne Slot in the General newspaper. ”So he is behind.” The friendly match against PAOK Saloniki is the first opportunity to let Jahanbakhsh make minutes.
”I played for the national team of Iran in mid-June, after that my vacation started”, says Jahanbakhsh himself about his employability. “I think I can be 100 percent fit quickly, but I don’t want to rush. It’s not up to me either, it’s up to Arne and his staff when they want to use me.”
Jersey number of Jørgensen
Jahanbakhsh will be wearing jersey number 9 next season. “It’s a big responsibility to take over his number, but he wished me luck.” The attacker has signed a three-year contract at De Kuip, with an option for another season.