Former Liverpool and Holland striker Dirk Kuyt has become the latest player to praise rising superstar Evan Ferguson.
Ferguson (18) is the hottest Irish footballing prospect at this moment in time. There is a lot of hype and hope around Ferguson's footballing ability, with people comparing him to former Ireland strikers like Robbie Keane.
A number of goals last year for Brighton and Ireland have alerted a number of big clubs already. It was reported last month that Arsenal will try to sign Ferguson for over 100 million euros next year.
This was also coupled with the fact that Ferguson scored a hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Newcastle last weekend. His stock is only growing and growing.
Ferguson had joined up with the Ireland squad for the games against Holland and France; however, Ferguson's injury means that he did not play against France and also will miss the game on Sunday against the Netherlands.
A number of ex-pros have already praised the Meath native for his footballing talent. Former Liverpool forward Kuyt has become the latest ex-player to join the Evan Ferguson hype train.
Kuyt, who played 104 times for his country, believes that his old clubs like his old Liverpool will be watching the Ireland youngster very closely in the coming years. He will have to improve, but with consistency, he can't see why the bigger sides won't take a chance on the Ireland sensation.
Speaking to BettingSites.co.uk, ex-Liverpool winger and Dutch international, Kuyt said: "Evan Ferguson looks dangerous to me! He’s in good form. He’s an interesting player to watch, and I look forward to following him in the next couple of months. It is difficult to transfer your form from your club to your national team - especially when you play against stronger teams, and I’d say Holland is stronger. For me, he’s one of the ones to watch in the Premier League at the moment.
"Ferguson will definitely be watched by top-six clubs, including Liverpool, but he’ll have to keep going for a longer time to show he’s able to have a very consistent season. But from what I’ve seen so far, he could definitely be on the radar of the top sides.”
Ireland's game against the Netherlands starts at 7.45 later this evening.