EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal plot £100m Evan Ferguson move for 2024

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2023 13:18 BST
  • 3 min read
Evan Ferguson, Arsenal
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Evan Ferguson is on the radar of Arsenal for the next summer transfer window, FootballTransfers understands.

The striker is valued at £100million by Brighton, which has put off Tottenham from making any move this time around.

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The Ireland international is also attracting interest from Manchester United but we are told that it’s the Gunners who are most likely to make a move.

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Ferguson is one of the most highly-rated young talents in the Premier League and Arsenal are looking for a traditional No.9 to come in and compete with Gabriel Jesus, whose injury record has been of concern.

Ferguson has scored seven goals in 22 Premier League games for Brighton, six of which were scored last campaign when the 18-year-old enjoyed his breakout year.

Liverpool had tried to purchase Ferguson in 2021, but he eventually made his way to the Brighton academy.

The striker is contracted to the Seagulls until 2028 and they have already put a price tag on his head well in excess of £100m - it’s possible that the sale of Ferguson may top their recent record departure of Moises Caicedo to Chelsea, who signed for the Blues in a deal worth £115m.

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A lot will depend on how the season goes for Ferguson this season. Arsenal have their midfield sorted with the capture of Declan Rice but are very much planning for the future - they have the ambition of competing with Manchester City for the Premier League title for years to come.

Man Utd keen on Ferguson

Ten Hag still wants a No.9
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However, we are told that Ferguson is a Man Utd fan and the side also have an interest. And the stumbling block is that Erik ten Hag’s side may have to ask Ferguson to wait until 2025, given the current issues within the side and the lack of investment from the Glazers.

Tottenham are keen, also, but the north London side have too many players in the side already and would need to shift off a large number of their unwanted members to fulfil the dream of signing what would be their Harry Kane replacement.

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