Tottenham lead January transfer chase for West Brom whizkid Nathan Ferguson
Tottenham are leading the chase for West Brom youngster Nathan Ferguson.
Also, The 19 year-old has made a major impression at the Hawthorns this term, starring for Slaven Bilic’s promotion hopefuls.
Ferguson has made 20 appearances so far in the Championship, having been pushed into the first-team following Bilic’s arrival last summer.
The Croatian switched Ferguson to right back, while the Birmingham-born teenager has emerged as a key figure for the Baggies.
However, his contract expires in the summer, and despite being offered a new five-year deal, is still yet to put pen-to-paper.
Scouts from Premier League clubs and members of Europe’s elite have been monitoring his progress.
Tottenham have been keeping tabs on Ferguson, making a number of checks on his progress throughout the season.
so far, and are in the market for full-backs.
Crystal Palace are themselves still looking for a long-term replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
while AC Milan scouts were in attendance in the West Midlands for a Championship fixture last month too.
Albion’s hand has been severely weakened with Ferguson now eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club ahead of the summer.
Should that happen West Brom will once more find themselves out of pocket, with FIFA rules stating that they would be entitled to no more than £300,000.
Sporting director Luke Dowling admitted over the weekend that West Brom want ‘clarity’ over his future.
“We will be looking for clarity from Nathan Ferguson and his advisor about whether or not he wants to stay with us.” Dowling said.
“All I can say at this stage is that I am confident we can find the terms that would make sense to Nathan at his stage of his career – and that we all believe that his pathway at Albion remains the most advantageous to him.”