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Evan Ferguson signs a new five-year deal with Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion have secured the future of their young star Evan Ferguson, who is considered one of the Premier League’s most promising young players, by offering him a new contract.

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Evan Ferguson to a new five-year contract. The highly-rated striker has had a promising breakthrough season in the Premier League, attracting interest from European giants.

However, Brighton, known for developing youth prospects, has decided to continue shaping the 18-year-old’s career.

Ferguson made his Premier League debut in February last year and has become a regular first-team option in the current season.

He is a powerful and athletic forward, having made 13 top-flight appearances and scored four goals. Across all competitions, he has scored eight times in 19 games.

Ferguson has also made a breakthrough at the international level this season, becoming the second-youngest player to score on his first start for the Republic of Ireland at 18 years and 154 days old.

In addition, he became the second-youngest player in Premier League history to score and assist in a match at 18 years and 76 days old, after Michael Owen in 1997.

Ferguson also holds the record as the youngest player to score in consecutive Premier League games since Federico Macheda in 2009.

On Ferguson’s new deal, Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi said: “Evan’s contract extension is great news.

“He trains and plays like a senior player with many years of experience and has become an important member of the squad.

“The aim is to help him become one of the strongest strikers in Europe.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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