Tottenham Hotspur’s top scout Brian Carey was in attendance as Nathan Ferguson helped West Bromwich Albion win their latest clash on Monday night, according to a report from The Sun.
Ferguson looks to be one of the most exciting prospects in the Championship. And his form at full-back for Slaven Bilic’s side has seen the youngster attract Premier League admirers.
The Sun reports that Spurs are keen on the 19-year-old, as are Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, Ferguson is reportedly weighing up moving abroad at the end of the season when his Baggies contract expires.
But it appears that Tottenham are considering offering a move away from the Hawthorns in January to try and tempt him away from pursuing a move elsewhere.
The Sun reports that Spurs’ top scout Carey watched on at Deepdale earlier this week as West Brom bagged the win that took them back to the top of the Championship. They could return to the summit with a victory on Sunday.
It is surely going to be difficult for Ferguson to reject Tottenham if they come calling in January. It is also going to be tough for West Brom to reject a significant offer given his contract situation.
Despite Serge Aurier’s upturn in form since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, there still looks to be an opportunity for a right-back to come in and establish themselves in the starting lineup.
If West Brom are going to lose Ferguson anyway, it may be best for all parties to agree a January move. The Championship side can secure a fee. Ferguson can land an exciting move. And Tottenham will beat a number of rivals to an extremely talented target.