Manchester United’s (Manchester United) eyes are once again on a striker.
“United have identified Evan Ferguson, 19, of Brighton, as one of their top targets for next summer’s transfer window,” the British publication Football Insider reported on Monday.
United’s performance this season has been disappointing. After 12 games in the Premier League, they are in sixth place with seven wins and five draws. The gap between them and leaders Manchester City is seven points.
The lack of goals is the biggest problem. United have scored just 13 goals in 12 league games. In the entire league, only six teams have scored fewer goals than United.
Rasmus Højlund can’t escape the blame. Despite his €75 million transfer fee this summer, he has yet to score a Premier League goal on his debut.
As a result, United have once again turned their attention to signing a new striker, and according to the report, Ferguson is on the short list of targets for manager Eric ten Hagg, who is focusing on bringing in young players.토토사이트
Ferguson is one of the most sought-after striker prospects in the world. His 16 goals and five assists in 34 games across all competitions last season were followed by five goals in 14 games this season, heralding the arrival of a new star.
The reward came in the form of a new contract. Brighton announced the signing of Ferguson on Tuesday. The new contract runs through 2029, pledging his long-term commitment to the Seagulls.
Ferguson’s price tag has skyrocketed, with Football Insider stating, “It would take an astronomical outlay to land Ferguson. It may require the highest transfer fee in Premier League history.”
Currently, the Premier League’s highest transfer fee is £115 million ($186.6 billion), which was set this summer when Moises Caicedo joined Chelsea from Brighton. If Ferguson continues his upward trajectory, he could easily surpass it.