On the latest episode of Tottenham Hotspur podcast The Extra Inch, Chris Miller, Nathan Clark, and @BardiTFC have been discussing the latest goings-on at the north London club, with a focus on some of the players who have been linked with the Lilywhites in recent weeks.
One topic of conversation on the recent episode, which was titled: ‘Sold Elvis, Bought The Beatles‘, was reported transfer target, Nathan Ferguson. The 19-year-old has been linked with the Lilywhites in the past, and the youngster is now available on a free transfer, having left West Brom on the 30th of June.
Whilst Crystal Palace could be the likely destination for the defender, with the Eagles having also wanted to sign him in January, it seems as if Miller feels that he would be a worthwhile addition to Jose Mourinho’s side this summer.
Here’s what he had to say about the 19-year-old: (22:25)
“If this were Football Manager, then we would surely sell [Serge] Aurier and [Kyle] Walker-Peters and use the money we recoup to pay for [Achraf] Hakimi and then get Nathan Ferguson very very cheap to play back up.”
He then goes on to suggest that:
“In a strange way, he reminds me a bit of [Japhet] Tanganga in the way he’s being used, in that he’s a centre-back that’s been used out at full-back and done a surprisingly good job out on the flank.”
Before leaving West Brom, Ferguson had made 21 appearances in the Championship this season, contributing one goal and one assist and averaging a very solid 6.85 rating (per Whoscored).
The youngster also featured regularly as both a left-back and right-back, which demonstrates his versatility, and is perhaps where Miller gets his Tanganga comparison from, with the 21-year-old having featured in various positions across the Spurs defence under Jose Mourinho.
Should Spurs move for Ferguson this summer?
Considering the 19-year-old is available on a free transfer, we feel that Ferguson would be a potentially great piece of business for Spurs this summer, as even if he doesn’t progress and break into the first-team, he would surely have some re-sale value in the future.