Crystal Palace Agree Terms With West Brom for Defender Nathan Ferguson

Crystal Palace are close to announcing their second signing of the transfer window with the acquisition of West Brom's Nathan Ferguson.

Ferguson is a versatile defender who is capable of playing anywhere across the back four and has featured at both right and left back for the Baggies this season.

However, the 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer and rejected a new contract at the Hawthorns, leaving his future in doubt.

Nathan Ferguson,Sean Maguire

It seems to have been resolved now, though, with BBC Sport reporting that Palace have had a fee that could rise to £10m accepted by West Brom and the move is now subject to a medical.

Slaven Bilić has been forced into selling the youngster after he rejected a new contract which could have seen him leave the ​Championship side for a free in the summer. 

The defender has spent his whole career with ​West Brom, joining them when he was eight years old and progressing through their academy. He made his full debut at the start of this season against Nottingham Forest and has been a regular feature in the side ever since.

He has featured a total 21 times in the Championship this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist from the full back position. 

This will come as a boost to ​Palace, who lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United last summer and have struggled to replace him. Ferguson will provide competition to the likes of Joel Ward and Martin Kelly, who have deputised down the right for the Eagles this season.

Nathan Ferguson,Kasey Palmer

With the ​transfer window almost nearing its conclusion, this seems a smart signing by Roy Hodgson, who needs more options at full back as well as getting a player who has huge potential.

Ferguson is only 19 and has already shown his class for West Brom in the Championship, with Palace hoping he can make the transition into the Premier League. On top of that, he was also part of the West Brom youth team that reached the FA Youth Cup semi-finals last season. 

Source : 90min