Liverpool have carried out a scouting mission to evaluate Brighton & Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson, in response to a current report.
Will Liverpool signal a striker this summer time?
The Reds might have to herald a brand new striker in the summertime switch window, provided that Roberto Firmino has determined to name time on his keep at Anfield, informing Jurgen Klopp that he’s tired of extending his contract. Based on French outlet L’Equipe (by way of the Metro) Randal Kolo Muani may very well be focused by Klopp, nevertheless the Frankfurt ahead wouldn’t come low cost, provided that the Bundesliga membership are set to demand €100m (£88m) to sanction his departure.
Liverpool have additionally been linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, however they must break the financial institution to signal the Nigerian, as his present membership are mentioned to worth him at £100m, an quantity Chelsea are prepared to match.
Now, in response to a report from 90min, the Reds are additionally eager about making a transfer for Ferguson, having carried out a scouting mission to evaluate the Brighton ahead, a participant they’ve been conscious of since he was 16-years-old. Nevertheless, there may be prone to be an excessive amount of competitors for the Irishman’s signature, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Napoli headlining the curiosity from overseas, whereas he additionally has loads of potential suitors within the Premier League.
That mentioned, the 18-year-old may nonetheless commit his long-term future to Brighton, as he’s believed to be comfortable on the Amex Stadium, and is in line for a brand new, much-improved contract.
Would Evan Ferguson be a very good signing for Liverpool?
The starlet has been very spectacular in the latest worldwide break, scoring his first objective for his nationwide aspect in a 3-2 victory in opposition to Latvia, including to the eight senior targets he has scored for Brighton to date this season.
Earlier than Eire’s most up-to-date match, a slender 1-0 loss at residence to France, the £3k-per-week teen was hailed by none apart from Kylian Mbappe, who described him as a ‘excellent striker’, including onto reward he is already obtained from the media this season, with journalist Andy Naylor dubbing him a ‘beast’.
Firmino has been a implausible servant to Liverpool, managing to choose up 15 objective contributions this season regardless of recreation time changing into extra restricted, and Klopp will certainly want to switch him in the summertime. Ferguson seems to be a implausible younger prospect, and his kind with Brighton signifies he is already not far off first-team degree.