Date: 14th February 2020 at 8:00am
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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.

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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.

 

4 Replies to “Report: WBA prospect handed £20,000 p/w deal ‘hell-bent’ on leaving club after turbulent January”

  • Can’t see how the Albion have been disastrous in this, when you don’t know the full story. Ferguson is a good footballer but he is following the Berahino route, if it had not been for Bilic he would probably be out on loan to league 1 or 2. He has a lot to thank the Albion for now he and his agent are playing hardball .

  • Not completely sure how trubunals work, however, if he’s ‘fixed’ by summer and we bring him back to full (ish) fitness rather than being petulant about it and snubbing him, won’t we command a higher fee based on what was offered for him in Jan?? It would only be disastrous if he went abroad…hopefully Spurs/Palace will take him. Wish him well. Life’s too short to vilify him and he’s only 18. Who of us was in our right minds when we were 18??

    • Even in today’s finance driven world of football there is room for decency. Ferguson owes the Baggies a great deal. He should sign the offered contract, then Baggies can sell him for a decent fee.

  • Sorry but the guy and his representatives should rot together if it wasn’t for bilic he may have been playing league one or two agents are arse holes bigging up there players there not god at all just footballers nobody’s ever bigger than the club and if it is twenty grand for a nineteen year old a week this is there’s too much money in the game

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