Brighton have slapped a British record £120 million price tag on Tottenham target Evan Ferguson in a bid to evade interest.
According to Goal, Tottenham may have to pay at least £120 million or more to sign Evan Ferguson from Brighton. The 18-year-old attacking prodigy has emerged as a target for Spurs, who may potentially view him as a long-term successor to Harry Kane.
Harry Kane has left; for some reason, it hasn’t sunk in entirely among those associated with Tottenham. Without getting emotional about the departure of their record-breaking striker, Spurs are looking to find someone who could eventually replace the England captain in the side.
There have been rumblings that Tottenham may not sign a replacement for their former talisman, but market reports continue to link them with few options. We also ran a piece on who should be their three most important targets in the event of Kane leaving, but the latest link to Evan Ferguson makes all the more sense.
From a profile point of view, Ferguson is very similar to Kane without the massive experience of the England captain. The 18-year-old attacking prodigy has all the traits to become ‘the best striker in the Premier League’ as per Roberto De Zerbi.
The Italian has taken it upon himself to nurture the 18-year-old delicately, and so far, Ferguson has delivered with goals. His overall play could see him take over the central striker role this season, and it could arrive at the weekend when Brighton face Wolves.
Meanwhile, Ferguson has tremendous interest from clubs, with few top-notch sides eager to take him in 2024. Having signed a new contract in April, only a few would envisage Brighton making a massive sale out of the 18-year-old attacking prodigy, considering they have already allowed Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister to leave on big-money deals.
Yet, the report insists that Tottenham must pay £120 million or more to explore the idea of signing Ferguson in this window. Considering Brighton already thinks the 18-year-old could have a massive future, they will not sell for less, and £120 million for a prodigious talent seems reasonable in this window.
Some reports from a few days ago indicated Tottenham had already failed with an approach, which could signal Brighton’s stance. In truth, De Zerbi or the Seagulls board may not entertain any offers in this window or possibly even the next. In a few years, Ferguson could go for a substantial price, something unheard of in the current climate.