Evan Ferguson | Brighton & Hove Albion have announced the signing of striker to a new long-term contract until 2029.
Since the arrival of head coach Roberto De Zerbi just over a year ago, the 19-year-old has established himself as one of the Premier League’s brightest prospects.
Ferguson has 15 goals in 43 appearances for Brighton in all competitions, including 10 goals in 25 games last season when the Seagulls finished sixth in the Premier League and qualified for the Europa League for the first time in club history.
The eight-cap Republic of Ireland international was later named Brighton’s Young Player of the Year for 2022-23, as well as being nominated for the PFA’s version of the award.
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Ferguson has since scored five goals in 11 Premier League appearances this season, including an impressive hat-trick in a 3-1 home win over Newcastle United in September – before turning 19 last month – becoming only the fourth player in Premier League history to do so, joining Michael Owen, Rob Fowler, and Chris Bart-Williams.
Ferguson has 10 Premier League goals in 2023, with his most recent strike in a 1-1 draw with Fulham making him the first teenager since Wayne Rooney in 2005 to reach double figures.
Ferguson’s meteoric rise at Brighton is said to have piqued the interest of several top European clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Real Madrid.
Ferguson, on the other hand, has chosen to sign a new contract with Brighton until the summer of 2029, just seven months after extending his original Seagulls contract until 2028.
“Evan deserves this new contract and has a bright future,” De Zerbi told Brighton’s official website.
“Evan is a brilliant young talent, and we are delighted for him,” said technical director David Weir.
“He’s shown his ability at club and international level, after breaking into the team at the start of the year, and we are looking forward to working with him and watching his continued progress.”
Ferguson’s new contract comes just three weeks after Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma signed a new long-term contract until 2027, and just over a week after goalkeeper Jason Steele signed a contract until June 2026.
Brighton’s No.28 came on as a second-half substitute in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win over Ajax, and the striker will be hoping to make his Premier League debut against Sheffield United at home on Sunday.