Nathan Ferguson is reportedly ‘hell-bent’ on leaving West Brom after the teenager’s move to Crystal Palace in the final hours of the January transfer window fell through.
Football Insider claim that relations between the 19-year-old fullback and the club have reached an all-time low and that Ferguson’s camp have made it obvious that he will not be renewing his current deal with the Baggies with six months remaining on it, with the report stating that the youngster is ‘hell-bent’ on leaving.
As reported by BBC Sport, Ferguson was on the verge of joining Palace in the closing days of last month’s transfer window, however, a failed medical as reported by The Express and Star saw the move collapse at the eleventh hour, with the youngster having to undergo surgery to fix a knee problem to resolve the issue that scuppered his move to the Premier League.
Will Ferguson ever play for West Brom again?
The Athletic reported in December that Ferguson had been handed a new five-year deal with the club which included a 2000% pay rise from his base £1,000-per-week contract, yet it has become seemingly clear that the teenager has no intentions on remaining with the club despite this hefty salary increase.
West Brom’s handling of this situation has been nothing short of disastrous, with the Baggies pulling the plug on a deal with Palace to ship off Ferguson for good after his knee problem was caught during the player’s medical, and the Albion should be kicking themselves for not taking the reduced fee from the Eagles as mentioned in The Express and Star report.
Ferguson seems destined to never play for West Brom again, and with his contract coming to an end at the end of this season, the Baggies have seemingly missed out on a quick payday for another one of their talented academy graduates.