Dean Jones has said that it ‘would be silly’ of Tottenham Hotspur not to pursue Brighton starlet Evan Ferguson since the North London club are in need of a number nine.

Spurs decided against replacing Harry Kane with an out-and-out centre-forward this summer, with the Lilywhites instead choosing to add the versatile Brennan Johnson to their new-look interchangeable frontline.

It was widely reported during the summer transfer window that Spurs considered a move for Ferguson as a potential replacement for Kane but Brighton were not willing to entertain a sale (TEAMtalk).

Goal even suggested last month that the Seagulls had put a £120m price tag on the 18-year-old to ward off interest from Tottenham and other clubs.

The Republic of Ireland international has started the new season in fine form with four goals from the first four league games and it was revealed by iNews last week that Manchester City are now plotting a move for the youngster.

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Spurs should look to sign Evan Ferguson

Jones has now suggested that it would be a no-brainer for Tottenham to explore for Ferguson.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I don’t know what they will look for in a Kane replacement, but they would be silly not to be looking at Ferguson right now. I know Manchester United have had an eye on Ferguson. 

“I’m sure Chelsea will, too, given their recruitment policy. But Tottenham have to as well. They’re going to have to sign another striker eventually. 

“Son is good for now. With Richarlison, everything’s up in the air. They will sign a new striker once we get to 2024, and Ferguson has to be on the radar.”

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The Ferguson to Spurs ship sailed a long time ago since Brighton are likely to demand a British-record transfer fee for the striker over the next couple of transfer windows given the length of contract he still has on the south coast.

There is no chance that Spurs would get involved in a bidding war for the teenager.

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