Brighton have had an incredible season under Roberto De Zerbi who has guided the club into the group stages of next season’s Europa League after finishing sixth in the Premier League
Teddy Sheringham reckons his former club Tottenham Hotspur should try and bring both Roberto De Zerbi and Evan Ferguson to north London this summer.
The pair have both caught the attention of the wider Premier League this season with their exploits for Brighton, with De Zerbi in particular drawing praise for leading the Seagulls to qualify for European football for the first time in the club’s history.
Ferguson meanwhile has caught the eye after starring up front for Brighton. The 18-year-old has scored ten goals this term, and has more top-flight goals (six) than any other teenager, while he made his first senior start for the Republic of Ireland against Norway in November and scored his first goal for his country against Latvia in March.
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And Sheringham thinks both De Zerbi and Ferguson would be good fits for Spurs, who are currently searching for a new manager after sacking Antonio Conte and subsequently his assistant Cristian Stellini in the final months of the season.
“I think Roberto De Zerbi has come across like a shining light this season,” Sheringham said when asked who he thought would be the best manager to bring in at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
“Some of Brighton’s performances at the end of the season were so impressive: Going to the Emirates and disposing of Arsenal in the way they did and they way they went head-to-head with Manchester City. The way Brighton have played against the top teams has just been nothing short of phenomenal. De Zerbi knows what he wants, he understands the game and will make players better.”
The Lilywhites could also be looking for a new striker, with the future of England captain Harry Kane still up in the air. Bayern Munich are the latest club said to be interested in the 29-year-old, who scored 30 Premier League goals for Tottenham this season and became their all-time record goalscorer.
Asked who could replace Kane if he leaves the club this summer, Sherringham added: “I think Evan Ferguson from Brighton is an outstanding young centre-forward.”