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West Brom dealt major blow in Nathan Ferguson compensation dispute

West Bromwich Albion have been dealt a major blow in their dispute concerning compensation for Nathan Ferguson.

What’s the latest?

According to a recent report by The Athletic, West Brom will receive just £900,000 in compensation following the right-back’s move from The Hawthorns to Crystal Palace on a free transfer in the summer of 2020, after a tribunal decided that the figure was a fair amount for the Premier League club to pay to the Baggies.

However, it is reported that, after the two clubs had agreed an £8m deal for the defender (rising to £11m if add-ons were met) in the January prior to the 21-year-old’s eventual move, Albion were expecting to receive a figure of between £5m and £10m for the former England under-20 international.

Is £900k a reasonable fee for Ferguson?





Fans will be fuming

The news that West Brom look set to receive such a small amount for the departure of Ferguson will come as a double blow to the club. Not only did the Baggies lose the services of one of their most promising young talents, they also appear to have been extremely short-changed from his move to Crystal Palace – something which will certainly leave The Hawthorns faithful fuming.

Indeed, over Ferguson’s 21 Championship appearances for Albion back in 2019/20, the £3.6m-rated defender helped his side to keep three clean sheets, scored one goal and registered one assist, as well as making 0.9 interceptions, 2.4 tackles and 1.7 clearances and winning 6.9 duels per game.

These returns saw the man who Slaven Bilic dubbed a “quality” player earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.70, a very impressive feat considering that it was the youngster’s breakthrough season in the second tier.

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As such, it is easy to see why Palace agreed to pay an initial £8m for the £34k-per-week defender back in January 2020, and why everyone involved with West Brom will be extremely disappointed at only receiving £900,000 for the youngster.

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