Rangers can play blinder by signing Lewis Ferguson from Aberdeen
Lewis Ferguson is causing quite the stir at Aberdeen with the midfielder handing in a transfer request amid reported interest from Watford and Rangers.
The Scottish Sun reported earlier this month that Aberdeen have rejected a £2million bid from Watford for the 21-year-old while the Gers could mount a challenge to the newly-promoted Premier League club if they get a sniff at a possible sale.
Aberdeen’s decision to reject that bid has led to the central midfielder handing in a transfer request, meaning he’s clearly unhappy in the North-East and wants a move away.
While a move to the Premier League would surely be irresistible for a player like Ferguson, the chance to move to Govan would also be a dream.
Ferguson is the son of Derek Ferguson and nephew of Barry Ferguson – two players who really made their marks at Ibrox during their careers.
Now it’s time for Lewis to step up – if Rangers sign him, of course.
This season, the ex-Hamilton midfielder made 41 appearances in all competitions, scored 10 goals and supplied five assists.
Despite being just 21-years-of-age, he already has over 100 Premiership appearances under his belt, meaning that it really shouldn’t take him long to settle down at Ibrox.
He could also fill a couple of important gaps in Steven Gerrard’s squad with Bongani Zungu looking unlikely to join permanently when his loan ends and Ryan Jack’s injury issues still causing concern.
Steven Davis isn’t getting any younger also while Glen Kamara has been linked with a move away from Ibrox.
No matter how you look at it, if Rangers don’t sign a central midfielder or two this summer, they probably will have to next year and that’s what makes Ferguson even more of a no-brainer to sign.
Dubbed “outstand” by ex-Dons boss Derek McInnes [Evening Express], Ferguson completed 81.5 per cent of his passes this season, 40 per cent of through passes, 42.9 per cent of his passes into the penalty are and 55.6 per cent of dribbles.
He’s superb on the ball, always looking for someone ahead of him and trying to dictate the play from deep.
Rangers have so much of the ball in the Premiership and we really feel that signing Ferguson would be an absolute blinder if we can beat Watford to his signature.
In other Rangers news, this 23-year-old has no future at Ibrox.