When the prodigious Nathan Ferguson finally arrived at Crystal Palace in the summer, there was reason for the Selhurst Park faithful to get excited.
After all, the teenager was wanted by sides across Europe before moving to SE25 according to the Evening Standard’s Jack Rosser, who also said the full-back is highly thought of.
#CPFC As reported elsewhere, Palace closing in on a deal for Nathan Ferguson from West Brom. Wanted across Europe and highly thought of.— Jack Rosser (@JackRosser_) January 29, 2020
Sadly, Ferguson has been struggling with injuries, so we’re yet to see him in action.
However, the Eagles’ official Twitter account posted a photo of him back in first-team training alongside Nathaniel Clyne – an image which should provide Crystal Palace supporters with plenty of hope.
🔋 Positive energy.#CPFC | https://t.co/utMcYSlISB pic.twitter.com/JAugrUOIWI— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 9, 2020
Why? Well, in having both Ferguson and Clyne on the books, the south Londoners’ right-back department seems extremely healthy.
In the ex-Liverpool man, Roy Hodgson has a seasoned England international full of experience.
Contrastingly, in Ferguson, he has a precocious talent full of ability who can learn from Clyne.
The Crystal Palace academy graduate – who earns £80,769-a-week at Selhurst Park – is approaching his thirties and can’t go on forever.
Having said that, he’s been delivering some fantastic displays of late, ones that Ferguson should be watching closely and soaking up.
The West Brom academy graduate has it all set up for him to succeed in south London, under the guidance of a fantastic right-back.