Former midfielder believes Spurs-linked youngster is the ‘next Kyle Walker’

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Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has lavished praise on West Bromwich Albion youngster Nathan Ferguson and has claimed that he is similar to a younger version of former Spurs full back Kyle Walker.

The Sun reported a couple of weeks ago that Tottenham were tracking Ferguson closely and could bid for him in the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old’s contract with West Brom runs out at the end of the current season and is reportedly free to sign a pre-contract agreement with other clubs in January.

The teenager has been quite impressive since breaking into the Baggies first team this season, earning rave reviews particularly for his ability going forward.

Ferguson put in another impressive performance for the Championship leaders in their 1-0 win over Preston North End on Monday night and was handed the man of the match award by Sky Sports for his performance.

Reflecting on the youngster’s performance on Monday, Hendrie said during his punditry appearance on Sky Sports on 2/12/19 from 19:30: “I’ve screamed and shouted about him (Nathan Ferguson) before.

“He’s a Midlands lad, he’s got so much composure, some of the things he does…he takes a chance, you don’t see a lot of that from such a young man.

“You look at the best full backs in the league, in the Premier League even, he’s a younger Kyle Walker for me. He’s got so much potential to go forward, he’s quick, he’s good on the ball, and he can get forward and shoot and score goals.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While I wanted the club to prioritise bringing in a right back in January until a few weeks ago, Serge Aurier’s recent displays have made me reconsider my opinion. I am not sure signing another young right back with potential is the way forward particularly given we also have Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth in reserve.

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