According to a report from The Athletic, West Brom have offered young defender Nathan Ferguson a £20,000-a-week contract in an effort to fend off interest from Premier League side Spurs.

We have covered reports here on The72 over the course of the past few weeks claiming that Premier League side Spurs are interested in West Brom starlet Nathan Ferguson. The young defender has starred for the Baggies so far this season and it has seen him linked with a number of Premier League sides.

Crystal Palace were linked with Ferguson in November but links with Spurs have persisted with the January transfer window around the corner. With Spurs persisting with their interest in the West Brom man, the Baggies have moved to try and tie him down to a new contract.

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The Athletic has reported that West Brom have offered Ferguson a hefty pay rise, offering him £20,000 a week, compared to the £1,000 a week he is currently on.

The 19-year-old defender has been a mainstay in Slaven Bilic’s side over the course of the first half of the season, playing as both a left-back and a right-back. Ferguson has made 16 Championship appearances so far, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

He has spent his short career to date with the Baggies, coming through their youth academy and graduating into their senior side. Ferguson played 15 times for the club’s Under-18s side before moving up to the Under-23s, where he played 43 times before breaking into the first-team in pre-season earlier this year.

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