Crystal Palace are interested in West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson.

The Premier League side are keen on boosting their defensive ranks in the January transfer window and have been alerted by the youngster’s form, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Ferguson, who is 19 years-old, has broken into the Baggies’ first team this season and has established himself as a key player under Slaven Bilic.

West Brom manager Slaven Bilic. Photo by Simon Davies.

The Birmingham-born defender can play as either a centre-back and a full-back and it is this versatility that makes him an admirable proposition for top flight clubs.

Ferguson joined West Brom at the age of eight and rose up through the youth ranks with the Midlands side. He signed his first professional contract in December 2017 and became an important player for their development side.

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He has been called up to England at U18, U19 and most recently U20 and is being tipped for big things in the future.

Bilic handed Ferguson his first team debut on the opening day of this season against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and he has since made ten appearances for the Baggies, scoring his first goal against QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium last month.

After an impressive start to the season, there is no surprise that Ferguson is being linked with a move to the Premier League. He will have some important decisions to make over the next couple of seasons.