The Brighton striker has sparked a lot of interest ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
According to recent reports, Chelsea have scouted Brighton and Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson in preparation for a possible move to Stamford Bridge.
What’s the latest on Ferguson’s transfer to Chelsea?
The Irishman joined The Amex from Bohemians two years ago and has since worked his way up the ranks to become a regular feature of the senior first team this season, making ten Premier League appearances. The Seagulls forward isn’t out of contract until 2026, but his performances under Roberto De Zerbi, which recently saw him make his first international start, have piqued the interest of Graham Potter and Todd Boehly.
The Sun previously reported that the Blues and their top-flight rivals Tottenham Hotspur were both considering offers for the 18-year-old, but it appears that the hierarchy has now taken their interest a step further.
Chelsea, Liverpool, and Newcastle United have all “scouted” Ferguson ahead of the 2023/24 season, according to 90min. Bayern Munich, Napoli, and Barcelona are also mentioned as potential European suitors.
Despite the admiration of the six clubs mentioned above, the teenager is said to be “not in a hurry” to leave Brighton. He claims to be “very happy” where he is and that he is “in line” to be offered a better contract in order to deflect attention and extend his stay.
Would Ferguson be a good addition to Chelsea’s roster?
Ferguson has been described as a “beast” by Brighton journalist Andy Naylor, and despite his youth, he would be an excellent signing for Chelsea’s present and future.
This season, the £660-per-week attacker has made 18 goal contributions (13 goals and five assists) in 25 appearances across all competitions, demonstrating how effective he is in the final third. Standing at 6 feet 2, the exciting prospect is also an ideal target man and is strong at linking up play with his attacking teammates, ranking in the 97th percentile for pass completion among top league forwards, demonstrating that he’s always looking to make things happen.
The Bettystown native would bring some nice versatility to the squad, having played in five different positions throughout his career, including out wide on both wings in addition to his natural center-forward role, making him a valuable option to have in the building.
Finally, Ferguson will already know and have a connection to Potter from his time at Brighton, which could give the SW6 outfit an advantage in the race for his signature.