Brighton joins Liverpool in race for €20 million rated starlet

The Seagulls have a good track record when it comes to nurturing talent.

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Although the January transfer window is still more than two months away, many clubs will already be laying the groundwork for potential transfers.

After the strong start to the season, the Reds may benefit from even more reinforcements to help them push on in the second half of the campaign.

It was previously reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Liverpool are interested in signing Boca Juniors’ Ezequiel Fernandez.

The 21-year-old has been ever present this season for Boca Juniors, appearing 39 times in all competitions.

The Argentinian is a natural defensive midfielder, and he could be the heir to Fabinho’s kingdom.

Of course, Wataru Endo was brought in over the summer to add some midfield steel – but he is seen as a short-term solution.

Now BolaVIP report that Premier League opponents Brighton have shown an intention to make a January offer for Fernandez.

With a good track record of luring the best young talents around to the south coast, the Seagulls will pose a considerable threat to Liverpool’s plans.

Evan Ferguson spoke of his decision to join Brighton over Liverpool when he had the chance as a youth player, saying:

“It’s a good club, but you see so many boys at Liverpool just fading away and there’s no chance to get in the first team.”

“I was thinking, ‘Do I just want to play two years of Under-18s and then go to the U23s and go from there to where?’” 

Fernandez and his entourage may be looking at how Brighton nurture talent before selling them to the highest bidder – which is usually a traditional ‘top’ club.

The 21-year-old is expected to be cost a reported €20m with Benfica, Liverpool and AC Milan all interested in the 21-year-old midfielder.

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