Manchester United suffer transfer blow as top target agrees new long-term deal

Manchester United suffer transfer blow as top target agrees new long-term deal

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 09:00 - 26.04.2023

Brighton & Hove Albion have tied down teenage sensation Evan Ferguson to a new contract until 2028.

Evan Ferguson joined Brighton from Irish club Bohemians in January 2021 and has enjoyed a breakthrough season, scoring nine goals in all competitions, including four in the Premier League.

Ferguson signs new Brighton deal

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"Evan's extension is great news," said Brighton coach Roberto de Zerbi.

"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."

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After moving to Brighton, he made his debut for the club in the 2-1 FA Cup victory over West Bromwich Albion in January 2022.

Brighton's Evan Ferguson

He was handed his Premier League debut by Graham Potter in February 2022, becoming the club’s youngest-ever Premier League player at the time.

He has also become a regular with the Republic of Ireland national team, and he scored his first goal for his country in his first start against Latvia in March.