Brighton and Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson has just put pen to paper on a new deal at the club, despite interest from various clubs including Tottenham Hotspur.

Ferguson has been a revelation for high-flying Brighton this season, impressing many with his goalscoring ability and general all-round play as a frontman.

The young striker has made 19 appearances for the Brighton first team this season, scoring eight goals and registering three assists in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Ferguson also made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in November of last year and already has his first goal for his country (Transfermarkt).

His displays have caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur in particular, who apparently see the 18-year-old as the next Harry Kane (Daily Mail).

Harry Kane

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However, just last week the Irish Independent claimed Ferguson was prepared to snub any advances from Spurs and instead was keen to sign a new contract with Brighton.

That is indeed the case, as Brighton have now announced Ferguson has signed a new long-term deal with the Seagulls.

Ferguson already had three years remaining on his current contract, but Brighton have seemingly made the move to quash any hopes of a transfer coming to fruition in the summer.

On the new contract, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi said: “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.

“The aim is to help him become one of the strongest strikers in Europe.”

Spurs Web Opinion

A very smart move by Brighton. Evan Ferguson is a top talent and will undoubtedly leave the club at some point in the future, but by agreeing this contract extension, Brighton have at the very least added a few million pounds to any potential transfer fee.

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