'I have no doubt' — Pundit predicts move for £56m-rated striker Man Utd are 'big admirers' of
Manchester United have had their eye on this Premier League star.
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Manchester United have been scouring the market for new attacking options recently and their latest marquee signing was Rasmus Højlund during the summer transfer window.
The £72 million signing is yet to get himself off the mark in the Premier League, but he has hit the ground running for the Reds in Europe. Højlund has netted an impressive five goals in just four Champions League appearances, although his efforts were unable to contribute to a single win.
Earlier this month, Football Insider reported that United were interested in signing Brighton's Evan Ferguson, just days after he had penned a new deal with the Seagulls. The Reds are 'big admirers' of the rising star and despite his new terms, they remain 'underterred' and continue to monitor his progress ahead of a potential future move.
Former England and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has weighed in on United's Ferguson interest and believes the 19-year-old will soon move away from Brighton, whether that's to Old Trafford or somewhere else.
"I have no doubt — and no disrespect to Brighton because they are a European club — but he will move onto bigger and better. He will move to a Champions League side, he’s that good. Whether that’s now or two or three years down the line, it will happen," Robinson told Football Insider.
"Man United have invested heavily in Rasmus Højlund, and I think that’s coming to fruition. You can see it with the goals he’s scored in the Champions League, he needs time and with good players around him and if he gets the service that he needs, he’s proven he can score and I think he will in the Premier League.
"They don’t need Ferguson at the moment, but if anyone could in the future then they won’t be the only ones knocking at the door."
Ferguson has really started to turn heads this season, especially after his hat-trick performance against Newcastle. At just 19 years of age, his Transfermarkt value is already at an impressive €65 million (£56m) and with his new deal stretching until 2029, it will be no easy feat for any club to prise him away from Brighton.