Tottenham are reportedly ‘weighing up a summer move’ for Brighton forward Evan Ferguson, who they feel could be a ‘long-term replacement for Harry Kane,’ though Chelsea are also keen.
Kane will go down as one of the all-time great Premier League strikers. He’s now 60 goals shy of equalling Alan Shearer’s record Premier League tally of 260 goals.
At 29 years of age, and no signs that he’s faltering, he could break that in the next few seasons. Of course, that’ll depend on him still playing in the Premier League.
It’d be a surprise to see him leave, with the chance to break that record now firmly in his sights. If he was to up sticks from Tottenham, though, he might just move within the Premier League.
In any case, his career at Tottenham will come to an end one way or another. While it might not be for a few years, it seems Spurs want to have his replacement handy for when that time does come.
The Sun reports that the north London outfit are tracking Brighton forward Ferguson. Indeed, that report suggests they’re ‘weighing up a summer move’ as they feel the Irish teenager ‘could develop into a long-term replacement’ for Kane.
There are parallels between the pair already, despite Ferguson being just 18. In Kane’s first proper introduction into the Premier league he scored three goals and provided two assists in 10 games.
In seven games during Ferguson’s first proper season he’s scored three goals and provided two assists. He has shown a deadly nature and an eye for goal right from the start of his top-flight career.
Tottenham will face competition for the Seagulls man. Indeed, the report suggests Chelsea ‘also rate the striker,’ so they may also be in for him.
However, there are positives for Ferguson no matter if Kane is at Spurs or not. If he is to stay beyond this season and Ferguson joins, the youngster will have the chance to learn from one of the most potent attackers in the league’s history.
If he’s to leave, he will get more chances to impress at one of the league’s best sides and could fast-track his way to being the star’s replacement.
Either way, it seems a move to Tottenham would benefit him more than one to Chelsea.