Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a huge blow in their pursuit of the 18-year-old Brighton sensation Evan Ferguson.
According to a report by 90min, Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new striker following the departure of their record goal scorer Harry Kane. And, one of the names on their list of potential targets is Evan Ferguson. But, they are unlikely to get their hands on him as he is all set to continue at Brighton.
For the majority of the ongoing transfer window, Spurs were trying to sort out the future of their star striker Harry Kane. With his contract running out in 12 months time, they offered him a new lucrative deal but he had no intentions of putting pen to paper. And, there was a lot of interest in his services from Bayern Munich.
Tottenham Hotspur did not want to risk losing Kane for free. As a result, after rejecting multiple bids, they decided to sell the 30-year-old to the German giants for a huge fee of £86.4 million. Kane’s departure has left a huge void in attack, and they are now looking for a new striker.
One of their targets is Brighton & Hove Albion’s Evan Ferguson. The teenage sensation has made quite a name for himself with impressive performances over the past 12 months and he is on the radar of quite a few clubs.
Ferguson joined Brighton back in January 2021 and in 18 months time, he made it to their first team squad. The Irish international has since featured in a total of 30 matches for the Seagulls’ first team and has been involved in 15 goals.
Despite being on the pitch for just 12 minutes in Brighton’s first fixture of the 2023/24 Premier League season, the teenager managed to find the back of the net. Ferguson is a huge prospect for the future and Spurs’ interest in his services is quite understandable as they look for a long-term solution.
The North London club recently enquired about his availability. They contacted the Segulls as well the player’s entourage. But, they have not received any positive feedback as Brighton does not intend to negotiate his departure. They want to keep him at the club for the 2023/24 season and most likely for a few more years to come. As a result, Spurs will have to look elsewhere for a new striker.