Last Word On Football’s Football Transfer News looks at the latest news and rumours from around world football. Today’s edition looks at the latest from the Football League. Including the latest from West Bromwich Albion. Could the Baggies be set to sell one youngster in Nathan Ferguson and sign another permanently?
We also look at the young Reading striker interesting a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United. Plus, are Leeds United finally prepared to allow defender Lewie Coyle leave permanently?
Transfer Rumours: Nathan Ferguson, Danny Loader, Chris Willock and More
Nathan Ferguson to the EPL or Abroad?
West Brom could consider selling young star Nathan Ferguson in January. The defender has performed well in his first season. However, his contract runs out next summer and a new deal is yet to be signed. The 19-year-old has played 13 times this season, impressing at both right and left-back. These performances have attracted interest.
Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested according to Joseph Masi of the Express and Star. Both could make a bid in the transfer window. Interest in Ferguson does not stop in the capital. Clubs from abroad are also taking an interest. Juventus and Atletico Madrid have also been linked. Should Ferguson decide to move abroad, Albion would get little in the way of a fee. Under Fifa guidelines, the Baggies would receive around £300,000.
Albion believe Ferguson, who has been at the club since the age of eight, is best off staying and developing at the Hawthorns. However, should no deal be signed, Albion will be pressing for a deal with an EPL club where the transfer fee would be considerably higher.
Baggies Consider Permanent Deal
Staying with West Brom, the Baggies are in the process of considering a permanent deal for Chris Willock. The Express and Star report that the 21-year-old on loan from Benfica could make his move permanent. The former Arsenal trainee joined Albion in the summer; however, he is yet to make a first-team appearance.
The form of several players has kept Willock out of the team, although he has impressed for the Under-23 side. Baggies boss Slaven Bilic will continue to assess the youngster. Should he decide he would like to keep Willock, who can play on the wing or as a number 10, a deal could be made for what has been described as a “reasonable deal.”
Loader Wanted by United
Manchester United have become the latest top club to be interested in signing Reading forward Danny Loader. According to David Kent of the Mail, United are one of several clubs monitoring the youngster’s progress. Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign some of Britain’s top youngsters for United.
Loader who scored his first goal in April for Reading, could find United too hard to resist. Should the EPL giants come calling, Reading may be powerless to stop a move from happening. Loader broke into the Royals first team last season from the academy. He has since gone on to play almost 30 games.
Leeds to Allow Coyle to Leave
Leeds United look to finally be about to allow defender Lewie Coyle to leave the club permanently according to the Football Insider. The 23-year-old academy product has spent time during the past three seasons on loan at Fleetwood Town. The right-back has impressed during these loan spells. his latest loan is set to expire at the end next month.
Coyle’s contract runs out next summer and United would like to get a fee for the player. The other option would be yet another loan allowing the player to move as a free agent once his contract expires. Fleetwood are understood to be keen; however, it is not known whether the club could afford a deal.