Date: 6th September 2023 at 11:06am
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Manchester City’s defence of their Premier League crown has started perfectly, with Pep Guardiola’s side having won all four of their games so far. 

City’s impressive start has been helped by striker Erling Haaland, who has started the new campaign in the same prolific form that he finished the last one.

The Norwegian has netted six goals in four league matches so far, having scored a record breaking 36 goals in the Premier League last season.

Despite Haaland’s sensational record since joining City, it appears that the reigning European champions have their eye on another Premier League forward.

As reported by Isport, the Citizens are monitoring Brighton and Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson, with a view to potentially making a move for the Irishman.

Ferguson netted his first Brighton hat-trick against Newcastle on Saturday

The report claims that City are one of a number of top flight clubs keeping tabs on the 18-year-old after his explosive start to the new campaign.

Ferguson netted a superb hat-trick during the Seagulls’ 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, taking his tally for the season to four in as many games.

It is claimed that ‘nearly every one’ of the division’s Champions League contenders is monitoring Ferguson, who could be valued at as much as £150 million.

The teenager joined Brighton from Irish side Bohemians back in 2021 and made his senior debut for the Seagulls during the 2021/22 season.

He enjoyed a breakthrough season last term, scoring ten goals in 24 matches across all competitions to help Brighton qualify for European competition for the first time in the club’s history.

Ferguson is contracted to Brighton until the summer of 2028, which puts his current employers under very little pressure to sell the star.

Despite their interest in Ferguson, the report also claims that City are keen to agree a new contract with Haaland, suggesting that they could be looking to play the duo alongside one another.

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