Alex McLeish: Rangers could have upperhand with Lewis Ferguson to leave Aberdeen

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Alex McLeish has insisted that Rangers have a big upperhand with Lewis Ferguson set to leave Aberdeen this summer.

Football Insider has reported that the Bears are lining up a multi-million-pound offer for the Pittodrie maestro after handing in a transfer request.

His father and uncle, Derek and Barry, have both left long-standing legacies at Ibrox, and he has been backed to continue that trend in Glasgow.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “Well, it would definitely continue the legacy.

“He has to be at the level of his father and his uncle, so that’s big boots to fill. That has got to be the ambition for the young man.

“He’s served a fair bit of time at Aberdeen, it looks like reading between the lines he will be leaving.”


If Steven Gerrard was looking for the perfect player to replicate what he did at Anfield, Ferguson could be that guy in the Scottish Premiership.

Derek McInnes has labelled the midfielder a “dream” to work with previously, and midfield is a clear area that needs strengthening.

Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield have suffered from consistent injuries throughout the past year, and we may not be able to rely on the likes of Steven Davis for another full season.

Ferguson arriving would add serious competition at Auchenhowie, and that will help establish our dominance over our rivals even further.

This could be a huge move.

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