Nathan Ferguson’s move to Crystal Palace has been delayed due to a fitness issue with the player after West Brom agreed to a £10m deal for the youngster.
Mike McGrath of The Telegraph took to Twitter to confirm that the 19-year-old defender’s transfer to the Premier League side had been put on a short hold because of a fitness issue with Ferguson, with the teenager missing several games over the past few weeks due to injury.
As reported by BBC Sport, the Baggies agreed to a deal with Palace to sell Ferguson this month, with West Brom set to make as much as £10m for the versatile defender whose contract was set to expire at the end of this season, with the likes of Tottenham and AC Milan all reportedly interested in the fullback.
Will West Brom make another signing before the deadline?
Yes, Bilic knows we need signings
No, we've wasted too much time
The Athletic also confirmed last night that the deal to take Ferguson to south London had hit a roadblock, with Dominic Fifield citing ‘complications’ as the reason why the England youth international was not announced as a Crystal Palace player yesterday.
The Eagles still have well over 12 hours to complete a deal for Ferguson, with West Brom themselves also keen to conduct business on Deadline Day, with The Express and Star reporting that the club are due to announce the signing of Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki later today.
The Baggies have been busy in the final week of this transfer window, with West Brom announcing the signing of Sheffield United striker Callum Robinson on loan for the remainder of the season, and it appears that the departure of Ferguson will be the only major exit for Slaven Bilic’s side today should Palace resolve the defender’s fitness issue.