Spurs could reportedly look to sign West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson for a cut-price in the summer transfer window.
According to Football Insider, Spurs could sign the youngster for just £4 million in the summer, after his January move to Crystal Palace collapsed at the eleventh hour. The North London club were previously linked with a move for the defender but looked set to miss out when he agreed terms with Roy Hodgson’s side but a failed medical led to the transfer being called off.
The 19-year-old defender has enjoyed a strong season with the Championship table-toppers; featuring on 21 occasions for Slaven Bilic’s side. Spurs have just Serge Aurier available as a natural right-back, with Kyle Walker-Peters having joined Southampton on loan during the January transfer window, which suggests that they could be in the market for a young back-up to the Ivory Coast international ahead of next season.
Would Ferguson be a good signing for Spurs?
Although Aurier has been one of Spurs’ top performers this season; averaging an impressive 7.32 rating in all competitions, Ferguson would provide Spurs with a cheap alternative to the 27-year-old. If the report is accurate and Spurs could sign the 19-year-old for as little as £4 million, then it seems like a no-brainer considering his performances in the Championship so far this season.
The West Brom ace could be compared with Japhet Tanganga, due to his versatility and ability to play across the defence. He would certainly provide Mourinho with a different option in defence, which may be needed should Jan Vertonghen depart at the end of the season when his current contract expires.