Manchester United are reportedly watching 18-year-old striker Evan Ferguson and could make a move in the summer window.

According to Football Insider, Evan Ferguson has emerged as a target for Manchester United ahead of the next window. Erik ten Hag is keen on recruiting a new striker in the off-season and has added the 18-year-old striker to his long drawn-out list.

Manchester United have a clear need for a new striker in the summer. Erik ten Hag may have transformed how the team plays but has done so without a top-level leader of the frontline. Marcus Rashford has played there a few times, and January loan arrival Wout Weghorst has also done a job.

The Red Devils are unlikely to sign Weghorst permanently and could sell the injury-plagued Anthony Martial in the summer. They remain linked with a top-draw striker for the summer. But ten Hag has yet to decide who he wants to sign.

Harry Kane remains a target for Manchester United. But there could be difficulties in negotiating with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. Reports suggest the Spurs supremo wants £100 million upfront to consider any deal with a ‘direct rival’.

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There are also names like Victor Osimhen, Dusan Vlahovic and Evan Ferguson. The 18-year-old striker from Brighton has set the Premier League alight with his performances since his promotion into the first team under Roberto De Zerbi.

His emergence coincided with the appointment of the Italian this season. After a steady period on the sidelines, Ferguson has fought to become Brighton’s main striker. He has notched three goals and provided two assists in the Premier League while contributing with four strikes in the FA Cup.

Ferguson is already pencilled in to become a top-draw striker and another one of the gems unearthed by Brighton in recent years. Manchester United are reportedly scouting Ferguson and could make an approach in the summer to test Brighton’s resolve.

Considering how notorious Brighton are when it comes to negotiations, they will put up a fight to keep Ferguson. The player could sense an opportunity to play regularly and cement his position here than moving so soon. The 18-year-old striker only signed a new four-year deal earlier this season, meaning the Seagulls remain in the driver’s seat.

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Whether ten Hag views Ferguson as his primary striker target remains the question. If that is the case, then the 18-year-old striker could consider moving. But if he feels the role would be secondary, staying put at Brighton would make more sense for the young rising star.

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