I know Brighton has a high affinity for scouting & signing players from
First League A (and
Bundesliga, to a lesser extent). But The Seagulls should seriously consider trying to expand their transfer policy elsewhere, once they confirm their Premiership status. None of the players signed from those leagues have made a consistenly good impact at Brighton, with Groß being the lone notable exception. Locadia, Pröpper, Izquierdo, Bernardo,... All of them have failed to perform well at Premiership, no matter how great they did in other leagues in the past. And then, Jahanbakhsh comes to that list.
Jahanbakhsh is a clear example of a player who was just purchased after just one single standout season (at
AZ). One huge problem, imho, comes when scouts don't consider how tactically a potential signing is prepared to play in a way more competitive league. Jahanbakhsh was a prolific winger back at AZ, but he clearly lacks the instinct and incisiveness to replicate well that style in Premier League.
I heavily doubt Chris Hughton has strongly demanded to sign all of those players. They should evaluate changing some names in their scouting staff. Otherwise, they will continue struggling with relegation battles in the future. And, to make it worse, by signing non suitable players for large fees.