Tottenham Hotspur appear to have received a potential boost in their reported pursuit of Nathan Ferguson, with Birmingham Live reporting that the defender’s talks with West Bromwich Albion have stalled.
The Sun recently reported that Spurs had sent their top scout to watch the full-back, who has been inspired for the Baggies so far this season.
The Daily Mail has more recently suggested that a move for Ferguson could be on the cards despite Tottenham’s plan to enjoy a quiet January ahead of a busy summer.
And it appears that the chances of Ferguson leaving the Hawthorns have increased with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign.
Birmingham Live reports that talks between the Championship leaders and Ferguson’s representatives have stalled. It is noted that little progress has been made in recent weeks.
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Of course, it is possible that an agreement could still be reached. There is a long time left to go this season, and it is not clear what is blocking an agreement.
For example, he may be determined to play in the Premier League at the earliest opportunity so could be waiting to see how West Brom’s campaign plays out.
But it must be a boost for Tottenham if talks do not get back on track. The Baggies will have to seriously consider selling Ferguson in January.
They could decide to keep him until the summer. Losing him in January may hurt their promotion push, so they may choose to hold on and risk losing him for a compensation fee at the end of the season.
But if Tottenham go big in January, perhaps West Brom may be open to selling, particularly if talks remain at a standstill.