Gossip: Man City ‘want to buy’ Premier League wonderkid ‘to play alongside Erling Haaland’

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Brighton youngster Evan Ferguson celebrates one of his three goals against Newcastle United.
Evan Ferguson celebrates one of his three goals against Newcastle United.

Manchester City are trying to make football even less fun by signing the most promising teenager in the Premier League. Also, Demarai Gray’s social media post looks to have worked wonders…


Evan Ferguson is the latest Premier League youngster to Burst Onto The Scene and he has been hogging the headlines after his hat-trick against Newcastle United.

Such is the nature of Our League, when you look like a future world-class talent at a club outside the ‘Big Six’, you are expected to earn a huge transfer within the next two years, and this is no different for Brighton – who are going to shatter the Premier League transfer record again – and Ferguson.

There are rumours Arsenal want to sign an elite No. 9 at the end of the season. Tottenham need a striker after selling Harry Kane. Liverpool are always looking to improve their attack. Manchester City though? Well, they have Erling Haaland. There is no way they would be interested, right? Right? Wrong.

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The spoilsports over at iNews have some bad news for those of us who enjoy a competitive title race. ‘Man City want to buy Brighton star Evan Ferguson to play alongside Erling Haaland,’ their title reads. The Treble winners ‘are among a clutch of elite clubs monitoring’ the 18-year-old, apparently.

The competition for the player’s signature is fierce, so a move to City is not a sure thing. It is noted that ‘nearly every one’ of their title ‘contenders’ (bless) are interested.

Should Haaland leave the club for Real Madrid within the next two years, Pep Guardiola will likely make Ferguson his top priority to replace the Nordic robot.

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Demarai Gray is now public enemy number one at Everton after taking to social media to force through a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq. My man wants to get paid.

Sean Dyche spoke very candidly about Gray’s post, expressing that the club comes first, not some winger who has scored 12 goals in two years after costing £1.5million. The Jamaican international’s words have worked, however. He has given Everton little choice but to sell him with the Saudi transfer window still open.

Fabrizio Romano says Steven Gerrard’s side are ‘expected’ to complete the signing of Gray after the Toffees had knocked back several bids when the English window was open.

Terms with the player are set in stone, it appears to be the lack of an agreed fee holding this transfer back at this stage.


Before landing Leandro Trossard in January, Arsenal were linked with a host of wingers. One of those was Wolves’ Pedro Neto, who they reportedly looked at again during the summer transfer window.

Romano has decided to quash those rumours, saying that the Gunners were not targeting the Portuguese wide man.

Writing for CaughtOffside, he said: ‘Reports have claimed Arsenal enquired about Pedro Neto this summer. I know the Wolves winger was a target one year ago, but I’m not aware of recent contacts. He’s always been monitored by Arsenal and he’s aware of Arsenal interest since summer 2022, but nothing has changed so far.’