Manchester United are reportedly monitoring 19-year-old Irish attacking sensation Andy Moran at Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
According to a report by 90min, Andy Moran is the subject of interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils are closely tracking the progress of the 19-year-old attacking sensation at fellow Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Andy Moran started his youth career at Knocklyon United before moving to St. Joseph’s Boys. But he made significant progress during his stint with Bray Wanderers. He even made his first-team debut for the Irish club as a 15-year-old before joining Brighton & Hove Albion. But he has yet to establish a foothold in the Premier League club’s first team.
The 19-year-old made his first-team debut for Brighton as a 17-year-old in August 2021. But he has remained with the Seagulls’ under-23 side, amassing six goals and six assists in 15 Premier League 2 appearances. But Moran has also turned out twice for Brighton’s first team this term. Meanwhile, the teenage attacking sensation’s progress has alerted Manchester United.
Manchester United will enter the market for a striker in the summer transfer window. Cristiano Ronaldo left abruptly midway through the season before Wout Weghorst replaced him. And while Erik ten Hag has engineered a role for his compatriot, the experienced striker has not been prolific.
In addition, widespread reports have suggested that the Dutch striker might not join Manchester United permanently. So the Red Devils need to scour the market for a young striker who can be a long-term offensive solution. And Evan Ferguson has popped up on Manchester United’s radar as one of several candidates. But Brighton teammate Andy Moran has now emerged as a target.
While Moran is yet to make his mark in the Premier League, he is a highly-rated striker. And signing him with compatriot Evan Ferguson might solve Manchester United’s issues in the attack. But it is unclear if Brighton will entertain any bids.
The Seagulls are notorious for stretching out negotiations to get the best value. And they have also succeeded in keeping players they rate highly, as was the case with Moises Caicedo in January. So it will be interesting to see how Brighton will respond to a potential offer from Manchester United.