Nathan Ferguson has enjoyed a breakout season at West Brom – something which hasn’t gone unnoticed by top-level clubs across Europe.
The 19-year-old has unsurprisingly already got Premier League sides knocking on his door, but European giants like Juventus and
Ferguson didn’t just make his senior debut when Slaven
Versatility Has Been Key
A regular with West Brom’s Under-23 side last season, Ferguson was initially called up to the first-team after earning a reputation as their most exciting right-back.
With experience also under his belt playing through the middle, Ferguson was switched to play as West Brom’s left-back at the end of August and he’s stayed their ever since.
His first senior goal, which was against Queens Park Rangers last month, came after moving to an unnatural left-back position.
He’s an England Youth International
Ferguson has picked up international experience with England’s Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 sides over the last 12 months, even going on to represent the Young Lions at last year’s Panda Cup in China.
During his years with England’s youth teams, Ferguson has played alongside the likes of
He’s Had a Taste of the Premier League
Ferguson might have only made his debut at the start of this season, but West Brom’s academy graduate first made their senior squad back when the Baggies were in the Premier League.
It would have been a baptism of fire if Ferguson had come off the bench in December 2017, but he ultimately remained an unused substitute as Alan Pardew’s side picked up an impressive draw against Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Comparisons With Declan Rice
Ferguson might be a full-back by trade, but that hasn’t stopped West Brom manager
“It is our job to keep him humble. There is no doubt he has an extremely bright future and a great career in front of him.”
There’s a New Contract Already on the Table
With interest coming Ferguson’s way from the Premier League and even top sides across Europe, it’s no surprise that West Brom are eager to tie him down to a new long-term contract at the Hawthorns.
The 19-year-old was only signed to a two-and-a-half-year deal for his first professional contract at West Brom, so could be free to walk away from the club on a free transfer next summer.
But The Telegraph claims a new five-year deal has already been put on the table, with West Brom’s key decision-makers confident that an agreement can be reached before Ferguson is allowed to talk to clubs abroad in January.
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