Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed that Evan Ferguson has signed a new long-term contract at the club.
The talented 18-year-old has been rewarded for his stunning breakout under new manager Roberto De Zerbi with a contract until 2028.
90min reported at the end of March that Bayern Munich, Napoli, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Liverpool and Barcelona all scouting the talented 18-year-old - the latter of which told 90min that they see Ferguson as a 'player of huge potential'. Despite said interest, Ferguson wasn't in a hurry to leave Brighton and has now committed his long-term future to the club.
Speaking to the club's official website, manager De Zerbi expressed his delight at the news that the Republic of Ireland has signed a new deal: “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.
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“The aim is to help him become one of the strongest strikers in Europe.”
Ferguson joins fellow Republic of Ireland starlet Andrew Moran in signing a new contract at the club this week. 90min understands that Kaoru Mitoma is also set to sign a new deal at the Amex Stadium.