Crystal Palace given boost in pursuit of West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson as he turns down new deal at the Hawthorns
- West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson has turned down a new deal at the club
- Crystal Palace have held a long-term interest in the 19-year-old right back
- A £10million move for him collapsed during the recent winter transfer window
However Palace have been handed a boost with West Brom revealing Ferguson has rejected the chance to remain at the Hawthorns.
West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson has turned down a new deal at the Championship club
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace have held a long-term interest in the 19-year-old right back
‘We have made what can only be considered a very attractive offer to Nathan but he intends to pursue his career elsewhere,’ Luke Dowling, West Brom’s sporting and technical director, told the club’s official website.
‘It’s a disappointment for everyone here but it is the player’s prerogative.’
Ferguson, who has made 21 appearances for West Brom during the 2019-20 campaign, has just days left at the club with his deal expiring on June 30.
Palace hoped to bring in the right back after striking a deal rising to £10m for the England Under 20 defender back in January.
But Ferguson’s medical showed up a knee issue, which required surgery, and his proposed switch was eventually called off.
A £10m deal for Ferguson collapsed over knee injury discovered during his medical in January