Crystal Palace is still interested in West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson despite the failed move in January
Crystal Palace is still interested in West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson despite the January deadline to collapse due to a knee injury
- Nathan Ferguson of West Brom almost completed a January move to Crystal Palace
- But a medical day deadline showed a serious knee injury and the movement collapsed
- The 19-year-old was operated on this week and will not return for weeks
- Palace still wants to sign the player when his Albion deal runs out this summer
- The Eagles offer £ 4 million in compensation due to the fact that Ferguson is younger than 24
Crystal Palace retains an interest in Nathan Ferguson of West Brom after the defender has undergone surgery this week.
The proposed move of £ 11 million from Albion to Palace on the January deadline was canceled after medical examinations revealed a torn meniscus.
Ferguson underwent knee surgery this week and will be assessed further at the end of the month. He could still play a role in the championship round for Slavin Bilic if his rehabilitation went well.
Crystal Palace wants to sign West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson at the end of the season
However, the 19-year-old is without a contract in the summer and has indicated that it is unlikely that he will agree new conditions to stay with the Hawthorns.
Although he would become a free agent, West Brom would still be entitled to compensation.
Palace is one of a number of clubs following Ferguson’s recovery and can still make a revised offer for West Brom between now and the summer.
The Eagles signed almost the entire back in the January window, but he failed in a medical one
Ferguson is recovering from knee surgery and could cost Palace £ 4 million in the summer
They do not pay the agreed fee in January and will offer around £ 4 million. That level of bid could nevertheless lead West Brom to seek a tribunal to determine the appreciation of the U20 international in England.
Fulham wants more than £ 10 million in compensation for 16-year-old Harvey Elliott who left them for Liverpool Last year, while the Anfield club was previously instructed to pay £ 8 million for Danny Ings in 2016 plus a 20 percent sales rate when he joined them after leaving the contract with Burnley.