It has been reported that Manchester City are considering making a move for Brighton & Hove Albion sensation Evan Ferguson.

This comes from the i Newspaper after Gary Lineker likened the 18-year-old to Erling Haaland after his latest hat-trick against Newcastle United.

Now, Manchester City could try to try sign Evan Ferguson to add to their frightening arsenal of strikers.

Manchester City plotting Evan Ferguson transfer

Branded as an ‘elite talent’ by WhoScored, the teenager is considered as one of the most gifted young strikers in the world.

So much so that many believe it is almost guaranteed that the Irishman becomes a world-class No.9 down the line.

Manchester City now aim to lure Evan Ferguson from the Amex Stadium to make his way down to the Etihad.

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Valued at £150 million by Brighton, the treble-winners believe that their transfer strategy needs polishing, after having missed out on the likes of Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid and Declan Rice to Arsenal.

As a result, it seems like they have already set their sights on signing the highly-rated goalscorer, whose contract at Brighton expires in 2027.

Evan Ferguson should only be brought in if Julian Alvarez leaves

While Evan Ferguson is a huge prospect, Manchester City will be unable to keep him, Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez all happy.

It goes without saying that even in the event that Ferguson does don sky blue in the near future, Haaland will remain their starting striker.

However, the assumption that Alvarez will be content would not be a wise one, especially considering this myth around his game that he is comfortable out wide.

With that in mind, if Evan Ferguson does agree to signing for the English juggernaut, the World Cup winner will likely have to be sold.

And it is unlikely that one of Europe’s most complete strikers in Julian Alvarez will remain put at Manchester City, as it’s safe to assume that he will have no shortage of takers.

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