By Rob Jarvis

9th Sep, 2021 | 10:30am

West Brom tribunal for Nathan Ferguson yet to happen

West Brom are still waiting for their cashfall for Nathan Ferguson’s move to Crystal Palace, according to the Express and Star.

It is reported that the tribunal is still yet to happen, meaning that no compensation has yet been agreed.

COVID-19 is said to be one of the major factors behind the delay, despite the signing happening in July 2020.

The compensation is expected to be substantial.

Months before the move was finally completed, the Baggies had agreed to an £11million deal with Palace for the signing of the defender.

Ferguson then failed his medical which saw the move collapse, and then be completed months later once his deal at The Hawthorns collapsed.

Serious injuries have seen his Palace development falter though, and it isn’t known if that will affect the tribunal once it finally happens.

Saga.

Palace have made numerous offers to prevent the deal from going to a tribunal, which have been rejected by The Albion.

Those were likely to be lowball offers in order to bring the expected price down further down the line.

Given that Palace were desperate to get an earlier deal over the line, they may also be expecting the money to be significant.

As things stand, the Baggies will be laughing with money expected for a player who has yet to make another appearance since leaving the club.

Of course, injury isn’t wished on any player but bringing in a significant fee will be brilliant business given he hasn’t been available to prove himself.

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