English Premier League side Crystal Palace has acquired the services of free-agent Nathan Ferguson for a period of three years.
Ferguson has been a free agent since leaving Championship side West Bromwich Albion in June; a club where he has developed since the age of eight, rising through the Academy ranks.
A statement from Palace noted: “Nathan Ferguson has signed for Crystal Palace F.C., in a move that will see the highly-rated full-back play in red and blue until the end of the 2022/23 season.”
Ferguson said: “It’s great to be here. Crystal Palace is a great club in my opinion, and I feel like there’s a lot that I can bring to the team. I’m so happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.”
On his side, Palace Chairman Steve Parish said: “Nathan is a fantastic signing for us, a player we’ve been committed to for a long time. He is hungry, focused, has a great attitude and he’s got an abundance of talent. It’s been a challenging six months for Nathan, and I’m genuinely so pleased for him that we have finally secured his services.”
The 19-year-old made his senior debut for the Baggies in their first match of the 2019/20 season and went on to make 21 appearances for the senior team before his season was cut short by a knee injury.
The player has represented England at Under-18, U19 and U20 level- collecting one, three and four caps at the respective age groups.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 21, 2020