Nathan Ferguson is a 19-year-old English defender that Spurs have been linked with a move for ahead of next season, with right-back certainly a position which needs to be addressed by head coach Jose Mourinho.
He is a player that has been linked with us before and fits several criteria that Spurs are looking for in this summer’s transfer market. A defender, who is on a free transfer and likely to not demand too high a wage. According to Who Scored he is a strong tackler, passer and dribbler.
Tottenham look set to miss out on Champions League football next season with latest Betting offers giving attractive odds on the North Londoners catching rivals Chelsea to fourth place position in the Premier League table.
However, is he the sort of player that Spurs should be willing to sign?
Ferguson is mostly comfortable as a right back or centre back but has played across the whole back line for West Brom this season. If he signs he would be unlikely to get much time at CB so being competition for Aurier may be his way into the team, especially as Aurier has a reputation for being unpredictable with his decision making and form.
He has also represented the England Under 20 side alongside Japhet Tanganga. A potential back four including: Ferguson, Sessegnon and Tanganga would be impressive and relatively inexperienced but is certainly one for the future.
He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and says how much he is in debt to Bilic for giving him the chance to play first team football at West Brom
Although, is this a signing that Spurs need to make right now? Spurs need to be signing players who are ready for first team action and not still developing. We need to sign players who have got Premier League experience or at least experience in a top European league in order to improve our chances of pushing for silverware once again.
If he comes in and looks good but not quite ready then a loan move (maybe to Palace as they also seem keen on him) might give him the first team minutes he needs.
Overall, I think he would be worth signing so that Spurs can have a closer look. He has performed well in the Championship so if he does not make the grade at Spurs, it would be likely that we would be able to sell him in the future.
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