Arsenal are eyeing a potential £100m move for Evan Ferguson, one of the Premier League’s most promising talents.
The 18-year-old striker’s impressive performance for Brighton has garnered interest from top clubs, yet Arsenal seem poised to take the lead for his signature.
Evan Ferguson is receiving considerable attention from Arsenal, with plans to make a move in the next summer transfer window, FootballTransfers reports.
The young striker’s valuation at £100 million by Brighton has deterred Tottenham from proceeding with a bid.
The Ireland international is not only attracting the Gunners but also has Manchester United showing interest. However, insiders reveal that Arsenal is the most probable destination for him.
Ferguson had an outstanding run, scoring seven goals in 22 Premier League appearances for Brighton, six of which were netted in the last campaign.
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He had earlier caught Liverpool’s eye in 2021 but found his way to the Brighton academy instead.
Arsenal’s interest in Ferguson is linked to their search for a traditional No.9 to rival Gabriel Jesus, whose injury record has caused concern within the club.
Brighton’s contract with Ferguson is secured until 2028, with a hefty price tag that might even surpass their recent record sale of Moises Caicedo to Chelsea for £115m.
Arsenal’s ambition extends beyond the present, laying foundations for future success, particularly in competing with Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Their midfield seems solid with the acquisition of Declan Rice, yet a great deal hinges on Ferguson’s performance this season.
While Manchester United remains keen on Ferguson, the stumbling block might be that Erik ten Hag’s side would have to wait until 2025.