Evan Ferguson: Ireland Forward Signs New Deal With Brighton, Extends Contract Until 2029

Evan Ferguson: Ireland Forward Signs New Deal With Brighton, Extends Contract Until 2029

Joel Reyes
updated at November 10, 2023 at 3:24 PM
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  • Evan Ferguson signed a contract extension with Brighton
  • The Ireland international’s new deal will last until 2029
  • Coach Roberto De Zerbi praised Ferguson in a statement

Evan Ferguson is staying put.

The Republic of Ireland international has signed a contract extension with Brighton and Hove Albion, with his new deal lasting until June 2029.

The highly-rated 19-year-old committed his future to the Premier League club earlier this week.

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Evan Ferguson celebrates after scoring a goal. Image: Steven Paston.
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Brighton are delighted to lock up one of the league’s top young talents for the next six years.

De Zerbi praises Ferguson after contract extension

Head coach, Roberto De Zerbi released a statement saying:

"Evan deserves this new contract, and he has a very big future ahead of him.”

Brighton’s technical director, David Weir also praised Ferguson in his statement, saying they are delighted for the 'brilliant young talent'.

Ferguson contributing to Brighton's hot start

Ferguson has been a vital cog for Brighton this season, scoring five goals in 10 Premier League matches, per Sky Sports.

He played his best match this season in the game against Newcastle, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory.

They are currently in seventh place in the team standings with 18 points from 11 games. Brighton are also doing well in their first foray in Europe.

They are coming off a 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League, their first away win in the continent.

Ansu Fati and Simon Adingra scored in that contest for the Seagulls, who moved up to second place in Group B with seven points, per the BBC.

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Ferguson makes history vs. Newcastle

Sports Brief has also reported on the youngest players to score a hat-trick in the Premier League after Ferguson’s heroics against the Magpies.

The Republic of Ireland international became the fourth player aged 18 or under to score at least three goals in a game in the English league.

Michael Owen remains the youngest player to score a Premier League hat-trick, accomplishing it when he was just 18 years and 62 days old.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.