Arsenal plotting massive £100m move for wonderkid in 2024

The Gunners aren’t messing about

Arsenal are plotting a sensational £100m move for Brighton striker Evan Ferguson next summer as they look to add more firepower to Mikel Arteta’s ranks, it has been reported.

The Gunners are thought to be on the hunt for a more physical presence to lead the line and alternate with Gabriel Jesus, who has been a revelation since his arrival but has spent four months out through injury.

And with Folarin Balogun set to depart the club and Eddie Nketiah seemingly not fully trusted to step up in Jesus’ absence, striker will be a position that they look at next summer.

As per Football Transfers, Ferguson is on their radar. The Republic of Ireland teenager has scored just seven Premier League goals so far in his career’s infancy but is considered one of the most promising strikers in Europe and is expected to be handed a bigger role at Brighton this season.

His performances have caught the eye of several of the Premier League’s elite clubs, and it is reported that though he is ‘attracting interest from Manchester United’ it is the Gunners that are ‘most likely to make a move’ in 12 months’ time.

However, there is a stumbling block, with Brighton set to hold out for a mammoth fee.

‘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’, the report adds, a move that will put him in the same price bracket as England captain and renowned goalscorer Harry Kane.

This will limit his potential sale to just a handful of clubs, with Tottenham unlikely to be able to stump up the cash and Liverpool likely unwilling to after missing out on him in 2021. Arsenal, who broke the transfer record for a British player earlier in the summer by signing Declan Rice, could well look to do so again next summer.

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Ben Browning

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