Rangers have been credited with an interest in Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson recently, and should he make the move to Ibrox this summer, he could prove to be a superb addition to Steven Gerrard’s side.
According to Football Insider, Rangers will launch a bid to sign the 21-year-old midfielder this summer, who is also being targeted by Premier League-bound Watford.
The Dons midfielder handed in a transfer request at Pittodrie earlier this week after the club received an offer from the Hornets, although they have rejected that request due to the “insulting” nature of Watford’s bid.
The £2.7m-rated midfielder has impressed this season, with eight goals and two assists to his name in 30 Premiership appearances, which has helped him average an impressive 7.07 rating from WhoScored.
This is enough to rank him as the second-best performer to have made at least 10 appearances in Stephen Glass’ side this season, so it is easy to see why Aberdeen might be desperate to keep hold of the Scotland under-21 international this summer.
Former Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was full of praise for Ferguson after he scored an overhead kick against Burnley in the Europa League in 2018, suggesting that he will “only get better”.
He also praised the youngster back in the summer of 2020, saying: “Lewis is someone you can trust implicitly. In terms of being available, bringing a high level of performance every time and how he conducts himself in training and around the club, Lewis is brilliant.”
Ferguson has clearly demonstrated his ability over the past few seasons and it seems clear that he will depart Pittodrie this summer, despite his contract running until 2024.
After Watford’s derisory bid, Aberdeen may not be keen to deal with the Hornets, which perhaps presents an ideal opportunity for Ross Wilson to swoop in and bring him to Ibrox this summer.
Ferguson’s performances this season certainly suggest that he could be a great player for Rangers next season, and at just 21, he would still have a lot of time to improve under Gerrard’s management.