Brighton made great strides last season, finishing 6th in the Premier League. The Irish international, Evan Ferguson, started 10 times in the domestic league, and although he is only 18 years old, his playing time has increased since the middle of the season.
He also made nine appearances during the season, making it a breakthrough year for the young striker. He has scored six goals in the league, a number he is already within striking distance of this season. After scoring a hat trick against Newcastle, he has now scored four goals in four games.
Despite his large stature, he plays with great sensitivity and works well with others. In addition to the attacking power of Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma on the left wing and former England U-21 international Solomon March on the right wing, Brighton, which struggled for goals during Graham Potter’s tenure, now has a player who can score from the center of the park as well.
Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, who has competed in the Premier League and Champions League for a long time, also appreciates the young striker’s talent, and expressed his own opinion that the future is bright.
“If you score a hat-trick just before the international break, then he was going to be full of confidence,”
“He looks like he is a promising striker for Ireland now and into the future.”
The Irish forward, who has already attracted interest from strong clubs, could step up next summer, depending on his performance this season. The center forward’s ability to score goals and also to link up with others in attack makes him an attractive prospect for many teams.
How far will this promising young teenager, who has faced many strikers and is considered promising by the captain of the Dutch national team, develop?