German sensation sparks bidding war between Everton and Brighton

German sensation Can Uzun has emerged as the subject of intense interest from Premier League clubs, with Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton leading the race for the 1. FC Nürnberg prodigy, writes the SW.

Uzun, a versatile player known for his prowess as an attacking midfielder or striker, has been in scintillating form, notching up an impressive tally of 11 goals and contributing three assists in just 18 games this season. His recent standout performance, marked by a brace against Hansa Rostock over the weekend, once again underlined his ‘exceptional talent,’ according to reports from Bild.

The 18-year-old’s stellar performances have not gone unnoticed, with several European clubs expressing their interest. Bayern Munich has even entered the fray, adding to the competition for Uzun’s signature. The youngster’s contract with Nürnberg runs until 2027, and he carries an €8 million valuation. Speculations suggest that his departure next summer could bring in a substantial fee of at least €10 million for the second-division German club.

Despite the increasing market value and growing attention, Uzun remains focused on his game. Bild is confident that he will become Nürnberg’s club-record sale. Sporting director Olaf Rebbe commended the sought-after player, stating, “It’s always good when a sought-after player achieves such performances. But it has long been known in the football industry what qualities Can has.”

In an exclusive statement, Uzun expressed his grounded approach amid the transfer buzz. “It’s good when people talk about me, and I want it to stay that way. But you can’t even think about something like that on the pitch,” Uzun explained. “You can only focus on what is happening on the pitch now. As I said, I’m focusing entirely on now and the season with Nürnberg. And we’ll see the rest at the end of the season.”