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Report: Tottenham hope to beat Crystal Palace to signing of Nathan Ferguson

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Report: Tottenham hope to beat Crystal Palace to signing of Nathan Ferguson

The youngster could be on the move this summer and Jose Mourinho is keen on the defender.

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to beat Crystal Palace to the signing of West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson as soon as the season ends.

According to Birmingham Live, Spurs are planning on rivalling the Eagles for his signature after a £10 million deadline day move to Selhurst Park fell through.

Palace had concerns over a knee problem which could require surgery during the player’s medical.

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They may still hold an interest in the player, although Tottenham now look set to steal a march on their London rivals.

The 19-year-old is a free agent in the summer and can discuss a move to whoever he likes when the season ends.

If Ferguson was to reject the contract that West Brom have put on the table to him, it would represent a massive blow.

The teenager has been a regular in the team under Slaven Bilic, playing 21 games during the 2019/20 campaign.

Of late he has struggled for game time and his situation right now appears to be in the air.

 

Tottenham are looking for competition at right-back. Serge Aurier has been the number one choice under Jose Mourinho but in reserve, there isn’t a great deal.

Ferguson could prove a smart addition as he has massive potential and certainly wouldn’t cost Tottenham a fortune in salary.

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The West Brom man would put a tick in the box as far as Tottenham’s homegrown quota goes.

He came through the ranks as a central defender but in the professional game has featured more at full-back.

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With Spurs boasting a few options on the left-hand side of the defence, it seems likely that Mourinho would sign him as another right-back option.

Having a player with the versatility to play in both positions, however, would be ideal.

Ferguson has a decent amount of experience for a young lad and in the future, he could become a first-team regular at Tottenham.

If Mourinho views Aurier as a long-term answer at right-back then a 19-year-old player with bags of potential seems like a decent option as competition for his place.

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