With 24 goals after 21 rounds, MU is the team with the fourth worst attack in the Premier League this season. Coach Erik Ten Hag’s team only scored more goals than Sheffield United (15 goals, not yet played round 21), Burnley (21 goals) and Crystal Palace (22 goals, not yet played round 21).
As revealed by the Daily Mail, as soon as he takes over the job of running football activities at Old Trafford , Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his subordinates will focus on the task of “overhauling” MU’s attack. According to the Daily Express, the Old Trafford team is targeting Brighton striker Evan Ferguson.
Evan Ferguson is showing great qualities at the age of 19. The Irish striker is 1 year younger than Rasmus Hojlund. This season, Ferguson scored 6 goals in 11 starts and 7 games as a substitute. According to sources, Brighton Club values Ferguson at up to 100 million pounds, and that is a really big challenge for the big guys who want to recruit this striker.
Surprisingly, in November 2023, Ferguson signed a contract extension with Brighton Club until 2029 and there is no contract release clause. That means, to recruit this potential striker, big teams are forced to work directly with Brighton Club and receive the nod of this team’s top brass.
Currently, Chelsea is the team that shows the highest determination in contacting Evan Ferguson’s representative. However, billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is completely capable of helping MU win, as a gift to the Manucians after the deal to buy 25% of the “Red Devils” shares was completed.
In fact, in terms of the need to strengthen strikers, MU and Chelsea are equivalent. For Chelsea, the duo Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku did not meet expectations in different ways. Jackson’s running and finishing were poor, while Nkunku was often out due to injury.
For their part, the “Red Devils” currently have Rasmus Hojlund making an extremely strong impression, but the Norwegian striker alone cannot carry the entire attack. The proof is that in the group stage of the Champions League, even though MU fell to the bottom of the table early, Hojlund still scored 5 goals, having the same achievement as the players leading the scorer like Haaland, Morata or Griezmann.
In addition to MU and Chelsea, Brighton is still listening to more proposals from other big men. But it is clear that this is the time when Evan Ferguson is priced and the amount of 100 million pounds is very large for a player with potential.