Man City wants to acquire Brighton’s Evan Ferguson, to play along with Erling Haaland

David Silva

In preparation for a potential transfer, Man City is keeping an eye on former Liverpool target and Brighton star, Evan Ferguson. In the early going of the Premier League season, Ferguson has been one of the leading lights. The Irishman has started the season off in fine fashion after a spectacular breakout year with Brighton the previous season. Four goals in four games for Ferguson after a hat-trick on Saturday against Newcastle. As a result, some big fish are reportedly circling for a transfer, according to sources.

According to reports, Man City is in the lead among a “clutch of elite clubs”, who have a interest in signing the 18-year-old. Ferguson has apparently earned the respect of “nearly every one” of the Premier League’s elite teams. He has been described as a “potential £150 million star.”

But it appears as though Man City might be in the lead. Unsettlingly, it states that Pep Guardiola would like to add Ferguson as a partner for the Norwegian, not as Erling Haaland’s replacement.

Man City is monitoring Ferguson closely

When declaring that 18-year-old players are going to be worth £150 million, extreme care should be used.

There is no denying that Ferguson appears to have potential, although he has only made 12 Premier League appearances thus far. Even though the Irish international striker has scored 10 goals throughout that time, nonetheless, he seems to be a very good striker. But much work still needs to be done. But if Man City does hire him soon, he’ll undoubtedly take those actions very fast indeed.

It’s unsettling to consider what Ferguson could become under Guardiola’s direction. Man City manager, Guardiola continues to be among the very best in the business at growing and improving players.

The Brighton player might have already had a top-tier coach keeping tabs on his development had circumstances been different. Ferguson actually had the opportunity to join Liverpool when he left Bohemians in 2020, as GOAL reported in January. He chose Brighton over Anfield because he was unimpressed by the chances there.

That would seem reasonable to some, and it has since received support. There are numerous instances where Ferguson might have had the opportunity to play for Liverpool. The Reds may attempt again for the one they missed, but that is yet to be seen. Man City appears to be going for it if they don’t, or even if they do.

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