Palace make first summer signing as Ferguson joins from Baggies

Nathan Ferguson (c)

Crystal Palace have landed their first signing of the summer with the capture of Nathan Ferguson.

The 19-year-old arrives at Selhurst Park on a free transfer after his contract with the Baggies expired.

Palace had agreed to sign the right-back in January but the deal collapsed after Ferguson had to undergo knee surgery.

Ferguson, who is a West Brom Academy product, has represented England at Under-18, U19 and U20 level.

He signs a three-year deal and told the Palace website: “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.”

Chairman Steve Parish added: “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.”