Young Irish striker Evan Ferguson is the talk of the Premier League following his impressive start to the season with Brighton. His talent and goalscoring abilities have attracted the attention of several elite clubs, including Chelsea, who now join the list of interested parties willing to make a major investment for the promising footballer.
At 18, Evan Ferguson has emerged as a leading figure in a fierce battle between the Premier League giants. Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City had already expressed their interest in the young talent and now Chelsea are joining the competition to strengthen their attacking line.
Chelsea sets a new target of 100 million
Chelsea, despite summer signings such as Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku and Cole Palmer, are still looking for a striker capable of taking on the responsibility of scoring goals on a regular basis. The London club have identified a possible candidate in Evan Ferguson who can fill this need.
However, Brighton are aware of the interest in their youth gem and have pegged him at an impressive valuation of around €140 million, according to reports from the London Evening Standard. Although this figure is exceptional, Chelsea, known for their financial prowess, does not appear to be ruling out the possibility of making an offer during the winter transfer window.
Evan Ferguson arrived at Brighton in January 2021 and quickly broke into the first team, scoring 14 goals and eight assists in 33 appearances. He was also an integral part of the Irish senior team with six appearances and two goals.
Evan Ferguson’s future is taking center stage in the Premier League and his meteoric rise in English football promises to be one of the most exciting stories of the season. Chelsea fans and other interested clubs will be eager to see whether the young Irish striker finally makes a change of scenery in the next transfer market.