Evan Ferguson has signed a brand new long-term contract with Brighton which can maintain him on the membership till June 2029.
The highly-rated 19-year-old striker has 5 objectives in 10 Premier League video games this season, together with a hat-trick in Brighton’s win over Newcastle in September. The Republic of Eire worldwide dedicated his future to the south coast membership earlier this week.
“Evan deserves this new contract and he has a really huge future forward of him,” stated Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi.
The membership’s technical director David Weir added: “Evan is a superb younger expertise and we’re delighted for him. He is proven his skill at membership and worldwide stage, after breaking into the workforce at the beginning of the 12 months, and we’re wanting ahead to working with him and watching his continued progress.”
Ferguson joined Brighton in January 2021 from Irish facet Bohemians and after making his debut within the Carabao Cup towards Cardiff later that 12 months he appeared within the Premier League for the primary time in February 2022.
Since then he has confirmed to be a rising star of the sport, scoring thrice in eight worldwide appearances for his nation and changing into the primary participant since Wayne Rooney to attain 10 Premier League objectives in a calendar 12 months as a youngster.
“At simply , the impression Ferguson had throughout his breakthrough season each on Brighton’s assault and opposition defences has been pronounced sufficient for some sharp minds in soccer to declare he might develop right into a £100m participant.
“Nobody concerned within the Republic of Eire worldwide’s early life would mark that as hyperbole. These working with Ferguson now consider we’re being handled to a dwell showcase of a Premier League nice within the making.”
Brighton’s last fixture earlier than the worldwide break comes on Sunday as they host Sheffield United within the Premier League; kick-off 2pm. Observe the sport on the Sky Sports activities web site and App, the place you can even watch free highlights of the sport from shortly after full-time.