Deadline Day was a dramatic day for West Brom supporters with the club signing two new faces as well as fans watching with bated breath to see what happened to Nathan Ferguson.
Nathan Ferguson will undergo exploratory surgery on his knee next week – but his agent has again expressed his desire to leave Albion. Highly, highly unlikely he’ll ever play for West Brom again https://t.co/BEHndCRZEF #wba
— Joseph Masi (@JosephMasi_Star) February 7, 2020
As reported by BBC Sport, the 19-year-old defender looked set to join Crystal Palace in the final few hours of the winter transfer window. However, The Athletic later revealed that a deal to take Ferguson to the Premier League collapsed due to a failed medical, with the Eagles spotting a problem in the teenager’s knee that had to be fixed via surgery, something West Brom didn’t see viable.
Will Ferguson ever play for West Brom again?
But today it has been reported by Joseph Masi of The Express and Star and later confirmed by West Brom on their official website that Ferguson will undergo surgery to sort out his knee, with the defender seemingly unlikely to play for the club ever again.
The news was a surprise for West Brom supporters on social media, and here’s what lots of angry fans had to say about the update on Twitter…
I know you say he is a nice guy, but every action he has made regarding this matter suggests otherwise. He making Berahinio to look a Saint. I don’t buy this he only 19 business, my 5 year old can make better life choices than him.
— Baggies1879 (@AultonLuke) February 7, 2020
Hopefully I wont have to read another article about him until he leaves. I’d rather read about the players that want to be at the Hawthornes and want to win promotion.
— Barry Howell (@HowellBarry) February 7, 2020
What a waste
— Oli Swaby (@OliverSwaby68) February 7, 2020
Shame to see another player leave like this but I guess that’s why he’s got an agent
— Luke Briscoe (@lukebriscoe) February 7, 2020
— Steven Longwell (@Longwell28) February 7, 2020
He clearly wants out himself too. Yes the agents will get a nice slice but the lad obviously doesn’t want to be here.
— Adam Kemshall (@A_Kemo26) February 7, 2020
Ferguson’s contract expires at the end of this season.