Nathan Ferguson has proven to be a hit at West Brom this season and the 19-year-old defender’s form has understandably led to speculation surrounding his future at The Hawthorns.
No West Brom fan likes to see the club sell their promising young players but in this case, offloading Ferguson in January might be necessary.
The Daily Mail has reported that is what could happen in the New Year as Ferguson is going to enter the last six months of his contract.
Rather than allowing Ferguson leave The Hawthorns for what could be a tiny compensation fee worth less than £300,000 – if a club from outside England takes him – the Baggies could be more inclined to cash in on him in January.
When the Sun reported Tottenham’s interest in the defender, it was mentioned that a £10million swoop could be on the cards.
Ferguson can play at right-back and left-back but the form of Conor Townsend and Darnell Furlong could mean he struggles to get back into the side once his suspension is over.
Then there is Kieran Gibbs, who will return from injury soon enough and that will add an extra layer of difficulty for Ferguson to get into Slaven Bilic’s starting line-up.
If West Brom can get £10million for Ferguson – someone who has just 13 league appearances to his name – in January, then that might not be an awful idea.
That £10million could find a back-up right-back for Furlong and the rest could go towards luring a top quality striker to the Black Country.
Would you take selling Ferguson is it meant we could re-sign Dwight Gayle?
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