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Tottenham Hotspur: Battling with Crystal Palace for West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson

Tottenham Hotspur: Battling with Crystal Palace for West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson

Premier League duo Tottenham and Crystal Palace could be set to go head to head in the race to sign West Brom defender, Nathan Ferguson.

The youngster has been a breakthrough star for the Baggies this season as they have positi0ned themselves at the top of the Championship under Slaven Bilic. His performances have caught the eye of a number of onlooking clubs, with the Sun now reporting that Spurs and Palace are keen on landing the teenager.

Spurs are keen on landing a new right-back after losing Kieran Trippier in the summer, with Serge Aurier once again having disciplinary problems this term and seeing a red card already.

Ferguson, on the other hand, has been growing in confidence under the guidance of Bilic and although Albion are in a strong position to make a run at promotion this term, the chance at making a move to the Premier League could well appeal to the 19-year-old.

Ferguson has made eleven appearances this term for Albion and has slotted in at both right-back and left-back for his manager. His defensive play has been effective too, averaging (per WhoScored) just shy of three key tackles per game (2.6) as the club have climbed to the summit of the table. To put that into context, only Kyle Walker-Peters has averaged more than that in the Spurs squad this season.

Considering Mauricio Pochettino’s track record when it comes to working with young, British talent, it could potentially be a good match for a Spurs side who have lacked real investment in the defence over the last few years.

Transfermarkt note the youngster is able to play at both centre-back and at full-back, which is the kind of versatile trait Pochettino is previously reported (per the Telegraph) to enjoy working with.

Ferguson is one of a number of top young players in the second tier at the moment and Spurs are not averse to signing them, as they proved by splashing the cash on Jack Clarke in the summer.

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