Evan Ferguson (foto: Getty Images)
At just 18 years old, Irish talent Evan Ferguson became the third player in the Premier League to score a hat-trick on the same day, achieving this feat against Champions League participants Newcastle.
In England, following Moises Caiceda's recent blunder that led to Chelsea's defeat against Nottingham Forest, discussions are buzzing about Brighton's incredible business move. The club sold Caicedo for over €130 million, breaking English football records with the deal. Now, attention is shifting to Brighton's potential next star who could command a price tag of €100 million or more.
Evan Ferguson, at the tender age of 18, achieved a hat-trick today in Brighton's 3-1 victory over Newcastle. This accomplishment makes him only the fourth player of his age to achieve a Premier League hat-trick, joining the ranks of Chris Bart-Williams, Robbie Fowler, and even Michael Owen, who achieved this feat three times.
Despite his youth, Ferguson has already notched up 14 goals in 34 Premier League appearances, a remarkable and almost unbelievable achievement for a player of his age.
Ferguson's journey is a testament to Brighton's exceptional scouting system. Discovered at Ireland's Bohemians in 2021, he was integrated into Brighton's youth development program. His market value is now estimated at a staggering €30 million.