West Brom have confirmed that Nathan Ferguson is due to have knee surgery to repair a problem that denied the teenage defender from joining Crystal Palace on Deadline Day.
Sporting and Technical Director Luke Dowling announced on the Baggies official website that Ferguson will go under the knife to fix a knee injury that was caught in the defender’s medical with Crystal Palace last week, with the Eagles eager for the 19-year-old to have surgery to fix the problem as reported by The Athletic.
BBC Sport reported that Ferguson was close to joining Crystal Palace in the final hours of the January transfer window, however, the Premier League side weren’t willing to complete a deal if the fullback didn’t have surgery to fix his apparent problematic knee which has kept the 19-year-old out of action for West Brom for some time as stats from WhoScored show.
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Dowling said about Ferguson’s injury: “Nathan will undergo an exploratory operation and we will know more when that has been completed. The issue came to light during a medical for a transfer which had only been agreed after the player’s agent made it clear to us that he did not wish to take up our contract offer. He will continue to be given the best possible care by this Club while we await the outcome of the surgery.”
With The Express and Star also reporting that Ferguson and his agent have told the club he will be leaving the club this summer, it seems likely that we have seen the last of England youth international after just one season with the Baggies.
There was a smidge of hope that the defender could stay if West Brom win promotion to the Premier League, but even that goal doesn’t seem to be enough to keep Ferguson with his boyhood club beyond this season.