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Celtic can plan for life without Scott Brown with move for Lewis Ferguson

The transfer window may have been shut for the best part of a week now, but Celtic have been linked with a fresh move in the future…

What’s the word?

Speaking on a recent episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind‘ podcast, Hoops pundit Kevin Graham has tipped the Scottish champions to sign Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson, eventually.

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He said:

“I think Celtic are playing the long game with Lewis Ferguson, and I do think that the move will happen. At the moment, that may mean that we need to lose somebody in the middle of the park.

“So if we go back to what I said, we’ve got a deficit to make up and we could see somebody moving [out] in January, so we could see a midfield option or two midfield options opening [up] in January.”

The next Scott Brown?

Having already signed David Turnbull this summer, it would be an interesting prospect if the club were to plot move for yet another central midfielder, though it could signal their intentions to properly replace veteran Scott Brown.

The 35-year-old isn’t getting any younger and could see his game time limited throughout the campaign with a Europa League quest also on the horizon. In Turnbull, they have a more advanced playmaker, so it can be argued a more aggressive ball-winner is needed.

And that’s what Ferguson could bring, especially considering his father is the ferocious Gers legend, Barry.

ScoutedFootball describe the 21-year-old as “a dynamic, physical and versatile midfielder” who “possesses a fine range of passing, impressive movement, and plenty of useful defensive attributes.”

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The “combative” Scotsman has started the season in impressive nick, scoring five goals from eight appearances whilst also averaging 2.1 tackles, 2.1 shots, 1.1 interceptions, and 0.9 dribbles per SPFL game, via WhoScored.

It follows an equally-magnificent 2019/20 season where Ferguson delivered three goals and nine assists in all competitions.

At only 21, he could be the perfect long-term successor to Broony just as long as Peter Lawwell and co secure the coveted sensation at the next opportunity.

AND in other news, Celtic must secure £5m dynamo who “terrifies defenders”, Lawwell won’t pay a penny…