By Wayne Veysey

18th Jun, 2020 | 12:30pm

Exclusive: Spurs plot move to hijack Palace & sign defender available for £4m

Tottenham are keeping tabs on West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson after his failed move to Crystal Palace, Football Insider understands.

Spurs pulled out of the race for the rising star in January and he went on to nearly join Palace until the deal collapsed at the eleventh hour.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider they may reignite their interest in Ferguson after watching him closely when he was in the Albion starting XI in the first half of the campaign.

Palace are still in the driving seat to sign the versatile full-back and could sign him as soon as he becomes a free agent on 1 July.

Spurs have the glamour and financial resources to entice Ferguson, who is available for a knockdown fee.

He has made up his mind to quit West Brom this summer even if they get promoted.

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The relations between the teenage defender and the club reached rock bottom as a result of the fall-out of the failed deal with Palace.

He can move abroad for around £300,000 and there is interest from teams in Germany and Spain.

For interested Premier League clubs, the teenager who has made such a big impact in this season’s Championship would likely cost a compensation fee of around £4million.

That would mean a major financial hit for West Brom, who had agreed to sell Ferguson to Palace in January for £8m rising to a potential £11m.

He underwent a medical that showed up knee problems and the Londoners tried to renegotiate the fee with the Baggies but it could not be agreed.

The youngster returned to the Championship leaders with his future up in the air and has not had a single minute of playing action since the January window shut.

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