Nathan Ferguson’s future at West Bromwich Albion is looking uncertain with his contract at the Hawthorns running out at the end of the season.
The young full-back was a real bright spark for the Baggies in the first-half of the season, but a knee injury as well as speculation linking him with a move to Crystal Palace has halted his progress.
The homegrown defender was all set for a move to Selhurst Park in January, but an issue in his medical prevented him from sealing a £10 move last month.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing the 19-year-old at the end of the season, having lost his place in the side under Slaven Bilic.
It would be a real shame for West Brom to lose Ferguson for nothing, given that he’s a real talent and would cost a lot of money in any other situations.
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O’Shea has recently taken Ferguson’s place in the first-team at right-back, with the Irishman really impressing in recent weeks.
The 20-year-old was recently rewarded with a new three-and-a-half year deal following a string of excellent performances in defence, and has played 11 times in all competitions this season.
At the age of 20, O’Shea is comfortable at playing in both central defence and at right-back, and is certainly improving when it comes to posing a threat down the flanks.
If he keeps playing under Bilic, he will grow and grow to become a really valuable asset for the club, however West Brom fans will obviously want to keep hold of him rather than sell him at the first sight of pound signs.
Tulloch is another young West Brom player who faces an uncertain future at the Hawthorns, and faces a similar situation to Ferguson.
Tulloch reportedly wants to stay at West Brom, though, and if the club manage to tie him down to fresh terms, then it would be a shrewd move by the club.
He is a player who is attracting plenty of high-profile interest and clearly has an eye for goal, and if he keeps scoring for the under-23’s, he’ll be pushing for a place in the first-team in no time.