Irish striker Evan Ferguson signs new six-year contract with Brighton and Hove Albion that runs until 2029. The 19-year-old has already scored 15 goals in 43 appearances for Brighton across all competitions.
Ferguson bagged 10 goals in 25 games last season to help the Seagulls finish sixth in the Premier League and qualify for the Europa League for the first time in their history.
The Republic of Ireland international was also named as Brighton’s Young Player of the Year last season and was also nominated for the PFA’s edition of the award.
The young striker has scored 5 goals in 11 appearances this season already, including a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Newcastle United.
Moreover, he is just the fourth player to ever score a Premier League hat-trick aged 18 or younger after Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Chris Bart-Williams.
Evan Ferguson signs new long-term contract with Brighton and Hove Albion
Ferguson has already scored 10 goals in 2023 with his latest strike in a 1-1 draw with Fulham. This makes him the first teenager since Wayne Rooney back in 2005 to reach double figures for Premier League goals in a calendar year.
Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal were all interested in signing him next year. However, Ferguson has opted to sign a new contract just seven months after he extended his original contract that ran until 2028.
Ferguson now joins Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma (2027) and Jason Steele (2026) to sign a new contract this season.
Following the announcement of his new deal, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi said: “Evan deserves this new contract,” he told the club website. He has a very big future ahead of him.”
“I’m delighted to have committed my future to this great club, looking forward to building on what we’ve done so far together,” said Evan Ferguson.