West Brom Sporting and Technical Director Luke Dowling has admitted that he is trying to seek clarity on the future of Nathan Ferguson with the January transfer window finally open.
Speaking to The Express and Star, the Baggies transfer chief confessed that there is yet to be a resolution on the future of the teenage defender heading into the transfer window, with Ferguson’s future still up in the air with his current contract with West Brom set to expire this summer.
Ferguson’s future has been one of the most talked-about situations amongst West Brom supporters ever since the fullback broke into Slaven Bilic’s side at the start of the season, with The Athletic reporting that the 19-year-old has a £20,000-per-week contract offer on the table, but so far, the defender is yet to commit to the Championship side.
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
Dowling said about Ferguson’s future: “We will be looking for clarity from Nathan Ferguson and his advisor about whether or not he wants to stay with us. 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.”
With The Sun reporting that the likes of Tottenham, Crystal Palace and AC Milan are all interested in signing Ferguson on the cheap, it makes sense why West Brom are eager to gain a definitive answer as to what the teenager wants to do about his future beyond this season.
As stats from WhoScored show, Ferguson has been a mainstay in Bilic’s West Brom side with the England youth international playing 20 times this season for the Championship title contenders, and with promotion to the Premier League seemingly looking likely for the Baggies, the Albion will be hoping the 19-year-old will renew with the club ahead of a potential return to the English top-flight.