Man United are keeping a watchful eye on Brighton’s Evan Ferguson, with the Reds said to be huge fans of the striker.
Manchester United spent big to bring in Rasmus Hojlund over the summer. The Dane looks the real deal, though he cannot do it all on his own. Anthony Martial isn’t happy with his current minutes and he’s looking likely to leave soon. Hence, another striker is an absolute must.
Several names have been linked with that move. Perhaps none more so than Brighton’s Evan Ferguson. You only have to watch the young man in action to understand how insanely talented he is. Goals, assists, hold-up play, general intelligence. He has the absolute lot.
Transfer specialist Football Insider have offered us an update on that front. They state that United are ‘big admirers’ of the Premier League striker.
FI add that the Reds ‘continue to monitor’ Ferguson’s progress ahead of a possible move in the ‘near future’. Understandably, United are not alone, with many of Europe’s top sides showing an interest in the Irishman.
I’m honestly unsure as to how United will beat out competition for Ferguson’s signature when the time comes. It’s not like he’d be guaranteed minutes due to the Hojlund factor, while I’m not even sure United could afford to acquire the teenager, particularly under the current regime. I guess it’s all subject to change when Sir Jim Ratcliffe buys a 25% stake in the Old Trafford side.
There was a recent dampener on this front, though, with Ferguson signing a deal until 2029. That will mean he’ll cost an astronomical fee in terms of transfer cost, with Brighton also typically tough negotiators.
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