Report: Norwich to rival Celtic for NEC Nijmegen winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Norwich and Celtic are both keen on signing the talented Iranian winger.

As per a report in Voetbal International, newly promoted Premier League side Norwich City are keen on signing NEC Nijmegen winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

The 21-year-old winger is regarded as an extremely bright prospect in European football, having netted 13 goals and register 18 assists in 31 games this season. Naturally a right-sided winger, he can also play on the left and as a number 10, but it is as a goalscoring winger where his talents truly shine through.

He has played for Nijmegen since the summer of 2013, having spent the previous part of his career in his homeland of Iran, whom he has represented 14 times at international level.

He travelled to the 2014 World Cup with Carlos Queiroz’s men, and he made three substitute appearances, although many believed he should have featured more due to his dynamism and attacking threat.

The report states that Jahanbakhsh is set to leave Nijmegen this summer, with Norwich one of three clubs interested in his signature. The other two sides are not named, although Scottish champions Celtic have previously been linked with his signature, as per the Scotsman.

Norwich can offer Premier League football, but Celtic have the allures of European football, and it will be up to the young talented prospect to decide upon his future this summer, with a transfer away from the Netherlands all-but guaranteed.

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