Connect with us

Transfer News

Manchester United lining up move for £100m Premier League striker

Whether the Red Devils consider this a priority signing in that position remains the question, assuming they have needs in other areas like in defence and central midfield.

Share this article:
Image Credits: Getty Images

Manchester United have scored only 39 times in the Premier League after 28 games, and they are the lowest scorers among the top 13 teams.

They are on course to record their lowest-ever scoring season, with the record currently standing at 49, registered during Louis van Gaal’s final season in charge, which fans will remember for being a very boring era.

As such, it has been repeatedly reported that Manchester United will be in the market for a striker to alleviate the pressure on new signing Rasmus Hojlund who has been finding his feet in the past couple of months.

Givemesport are now linking The Red Devils with young, promising Brighton striker Evan Ferguson, who has been subject to admiration across England.

Manchester United are interested in the forward, as they view the 19-year-old prodigy as someone who could support and complement Rasmus Hojlund.

Whether the Red Devils consider this a priority signing in that position remains the question, assuming they have needs in other areas like in defence and central midfield.

The Republic of Ireland international’s form has however fallen off a cliff this season, with the 19-year-old not scoring since November.

Once Ferguson refines his game, gains experience and plays alongside higher calibre players, it wouldn’t be a shock to see him regularly breach the 20 goals per season barrier.

Ferguson has been a special talent for the Seagulls on his day and has been widely tipped to become a £100m player when the time comes to leave.

Ben Jacobs states a deal for Ferguson could potentially be made for the lower sum of £80m, though acknowledged Brighton may hold out for nine figures.

Signing Ferguson would prove a big statement of intent from Manchester United.

The only question mark will be on whether INEOS’ decision to spend big on players like the Brighton star would not come at the cost of not strengthening other areas of the pitch.

 

Share this article:
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Transfer News