Jamie Carragher has said that the prospect of Manchester City signing Evan Ferguson from Brighton & Hove Albion is a scary one.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the popular pundit made this claim after the £150 million-rated marksman was speculated with a move to City on Wednesday.

Now, Jamie Carragher fears the possibility of Manchester City adding Evan Ferguson to their roster.

Jamie Carragher says Evan Ferguson to Manchester City transfer would be a ‘cheat code’

Branded as an ‘elite talent’ by WhoScored, the Irishman has started the 2023/2024 season on fire with four goals to his name in four games, including a statement hat-trick against Newcastle United.

Even before the ongoing campaign, the teenager has been considered as one of the most talented up-and-coming young strikers in the world.

Carragher initially lauded Ferguson, saying, “He looks the part, doesn’t he? I like the look of him!”

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When quizzed about the potential of Evan Ferguson signing for Manchester City and playing alongside Erling Haaland, Jamie Carragher said, “That’s the cheat code, isn’t it!”

Short and sweet but this sentiment would sum up most fans’ opinions.

Where would Evan Ferguson even play?

While Jamie Carragher is right to be fearful of the 18-year-old potentially joining Manchester City, the transfer seems like it would pan out better in theory than in practice.

While the youngster is well capable of operating deeper, he is best suited to being deployed as a penalty-box striker.

As brilliant as Evan Ferguson is, Erling Haaland will mostly start in that position to nobody’s surprise.

Playing behind Haaland is a role that suits Alvarez much more, as he is much more developed technically.

And even the Argentine needs to surrender some of his natural instincts as a goalscorer and up his game from a technical level to fully thrive in said role.

As a result, Ferguson making his way to the treble-winners would perhaps only be a smash hit if he takes Haaland’s spot in the side.

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