Manchester United remain interested in signing Brighton striker Evan Ferguson, according to reports.
Erik ten Hag recently added 20-year-old Danish forward Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for a whopping £72 million to help boost his attack.
However, the Red Devils haven’t given up on signing Ferguson yet and could make a move for the 18-year-old in two transfer windows time.
That’s according to Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail, who claims: “United have been watching Ferguson and monitoring his progress but the same could be said of dozens of players.
“They are already working two windows ahead, which is pretty commonplace across the rest of the Premier League. For each position they ideally have three or more players on a list which they scout and regularly update.”
Although the Republic of Ireland international isn’t expected to come cheap, with Sky Sports reporter Melissa Reddy reporting that Brighton would only sell him for a British record transfer fee.
Taking to Twitter last month, she wrote: “Brighton’s exceptional trading shows no signs of stopping. Club believe they already have the next British record transfer brewing in Evan Ferguson – and for good reason.”
Ferguson notched 10 goals in 25 appearances during a stellar breakthrough 2022/23 campaign and has attracted interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal.
Most recently, he netted a hat-trick against Newcastle in a fantastic 3-2 win for the south coast club, which will only add value to his growing price tag.
Newcastle legend and Match of the Day pundit, Alan Shearer, has also tipped Ferguson to leave Brighton, admitting that his departure is “inevitable” if he continues on his current trajectory.
“It’s no surprise Manchester City are reportedly among the clubs watching him,” Shearer told The Athletic. “It would be more of a surprise if they were not.
“It wouldn’t be a shock if Ferguson was the next huge transfer out of Brighton, not that I wish it for them, but if he keeps progressing the way he is doing, it’s inevitable that something will happen not too far down the line — for the right price, of course.”