In his article, Matt Woosnam suggests that Palace will be ‘in a position to spend’ this summer, with the ‘highly-rated’ 19-year-old defender looking ‘likely’ to join Palace over the coming transfer window.
Woosnam also states that a striker will be ‘top of the list’ for the south London club, despite the fact that Jordan Ayew is ‘two goals from reaching double figures’ this season.
He goes on to claim that Palace may ‘no longer prioritise a left-back’, as Patrick van Aanholt has experience in the position, while 20-year-old Tyrick Mitchell is showing ‘promise’, suggesting that he could provide ample back-up to the Dutchman.
Ferguson has certainly impressed since being promoted from West Brom’s U23 side last summer, making 21 appearances in the Championship so far this season, despite being just 19 years old.
Over those appearances, the defender – who is capable at playing either in the centre, left or right of the backline – has scored one goal and provided one assist, averaging 2.4 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 1.7 clearances and 1.5 dribbles per game, as well as a respectable WhoScored match rating of 6.85/10.
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As such, should Palace be successful in their efforts to sign Ferguson this summer, it would seem as if they would be gaining a versatile defender, who has gained valuable experience in the Championship during his first season in professional football.