Man City’s Terrifying Transfer Plans Could Haunt Liverpool’s Missed Opportunity

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Man City’s Terrifying Transfer Plans Could Haunt Liverpool’s Missed Opportunity

Liverpool may regret not signing Evan Ferguson when they had the chance during his trial with the club, especially if he ends up signing with Manchester City. 

The 18-year-old has become one of the most promising talents in the Premier League since making his breakthrough at Brighton last season, and it appears he’s on track for a successful career at the highest level.

Ferguson showcased his talents with a superb performance against Newcastle last weekend, scoring a hat-trick to contribute to Brighton’s impressive start in the new season. 

Manchester City is now reportedly considering him as a potential addition to their squad, potentially forming a formidable attacking partnership with Erling Haaland.

This possible transfer would be a significant blow to Liverpool, who had Ferguson on trial before he chose to join Brighton in early 2021. He originally began his career in Ireland with Bohemians but caught Liverpool’s attention due to his immense potential. 

While he spent some time in Liverpool’s academy during his trial period, he ultimately made the decision to sign with Brighton, believing it offered a better environment for his development as a young player. 

He also revealed that other clubs like Everton, Celtic, and Manchester United were pursuing him before he opted for Brighton.

“I have been on a trial to a few clubs but that [Liverpool] was the main one [other than Brighton],” he told Sussex Live

“I was on trial with Manchester United, Celtic, and Everton. I think from the outside it was obvious to see that [pathway] and most of the managers here have given chances to young players.

“It was my decision. I think it [Brighton] was a good club. When I came over it was different from all the other clubs. Obviously, there were some other Irish boys here, you could see a pathway for them. It just had a different feeling here, everyone was welcoming. It was good.”

Ferguson further clarified that while the idea of joining Liverpool was enticing, he ultimately opted for Brighton because he believed they were less likely to hinder his chances of playing in the first team by making significant investments in new strikers.

“It came down to the fact that if you come to Brighton it’s a pathway through,” he added. “If you go to a team such as Liverpool then they can buy a striker for £60million to £70million. At Brighton, they like to bring their academy players through and give them a chance. I’d say that was the reason, looking long term rather than short term.”

Ferguson’s choice to sign with Brighton instead of Liverpool has proven to be a wise decision, as he has continued to thrive under the guidance of Roberto De Zerbi at the Amex Stadium. 

Whether he will eventually make a move to Manchester City in the near future remains uncertain, but it’s evident that the reigning Premier League champions would need to make a substantial financial commitment to have a chance of acquiring his services.

Man City’s Terrifying Transfer Plans Could Haunt Liverpool’s Missed Opportunity

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