Crystal Palace have reportedly approached West Brom over the availability of defender Nathan Ferguson as the Eagles continue their search for a right-back.
According to The Daily Mail, the Premier League side are eager to sign right-sided fullback this month with Palace also looking into signing Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters on loan with Joel Ward out with a knee injury.
The future of Ferguson has been hotly talked about amongst West Brom supporters, with each passing day seemingly taking fans a step closer to the defender leaving the club despite The Athletic reporting that the teenage star has a lucrative five-year deal on the table to remain at the Baggies.
Ferguson has developed into one of Slaven Bilic’s best players this season at West Brom, with stats from WhoScored showing that the versatile defender has played 20 league games for the Albion as the Baggies remain firmly in the hunt for the Championship title.
What should West Brom do about Ferguson's contract situation?
Offer him another long-term deal
Sell him on to a Premier League club in January
Yet there is a growing concern that the 19-year-old will depart the club this month on the cheap with Ferguson’s deal with West Brom expiring next summer and the likes of The Mirror reporting that Tottenham are also interested in the England youth international.
With the defender seemingly set to leave the Baggies for free in the summer, West Brom will likely push for Ferguson to depart the Hawthorns this month to reap some financial benefit for the fullback, who has been one of the Championship’s breakout stars this season.
Palace’s urgent need for a right-back could make them the favourites to sign Ferguson this month with the south London side yet to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka following his move to Manchester United in the summer, and for the Baggies, selling one of their star assets to the Premier League club could be the best-case scenario with the 19-year-old looking adamant on leaving the Championship team.