‘We just don’t do it,’ says club owner to Man City about signing a’special’ £120 million player in January.
Evan Ferguson is a hot commodity right now, but the Manchester City target will not be moving in January.
That is the suggestion of Brighton owner and chairman Tony Bloom, who is fully aware of the incredible opportunity his club is currently sitting on.
Ferguson initially appeared on the Brighton scene in August 2021, shortly after moving there from Bohemians.
Despite his youth, he has amazed onlookers with his incredible all-around talent.
He scored a hat-trick against Newcastle United before the international break, which raised his stock even further.
It was recently suggested that City was keeping an eye on Ferguson.
However, if the club felt like swooping in January, they should probably forget about it…
Tony Bloom claims that despite interest from Manchester City and others, Evan Ferguson will not be sold in January.
When it comes to selling players, Brighton have become one of the finest clubs in the league.
They bring in young talent for little to no money, develop them, and then demand exorbitant sums to sell them.
They are operated superbly, and Ferguson, regarded by Alan Shearer as a “very special talent,” could be their biggest sale yet. According to reports, he is already worth around £120 million.
But that will not happen in the next transfer window, with Bloom confident that the Seagulls will keep the teenager for the entire 2023/24 season.
“I don’t like to do much business in January,” he added (via Irish Independent).
“I don’t think any of our key players will be sold in January.” We just do not do that. I’m not saying that certain players won’t be sold, but none of our key players will.”
A January move for Evan Ferguson was never conceivable either, as City are rarely active in January.
The club were never likely to sign Ferguson in the next window, but it appears like Brighton will not sell him to anyone other than City.
Bloom and Brighton’s position is entirely understandable.
Ferguson is still only 18 years old, and his market value has the potential to skyrocket the longer they keep him.
We’ll see whether City wants to swoop next summer. He’ll most certainly be very pricey, but possibly Txiki Begiristain and Pep Guardiola will discuss it.
The possibility of Ferguson and Haaland forming a collaboration must be very appealing.