Rangers have been tipped to beat Watford to the signing of Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson this summer, with Kevin Phillips claiming that the 21-year-old would much prefer to link up with Steven Gerrard at Ibrox next season.
Football Insider have claimed that the Gers are set to do battle with the Hornets for the Scotland under-21 international this summer after he handed in a transfer request at Pittodrie.
Despite Watford having reportedly seen a bid turned down, whereas Rangers are seemingly yet to act on their interest, Phillips seems to think that Ferguson is more likely to end up at Ibrox than Vicarage Road this summer.
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips claimed: “I played with his dad, Barry, I know him and how passionate he was about Rangers.
“You have the chance of going to play for the Champions and where they are heading under Steven Gerrard.
“Especially when you’re playing up there and you’re Scottish and you have that relationship.
“Why would you not be excited? It’s his dream. Let’s not forget there is going to be noisy crowds and European football there next season.
“I’m sure the player would be very excited to join them if he can.”
Ferguson was excellent in the 2020/21 campaign for Stephen Glass’ side, contributing eight goals and two assists in 30 Premiership appearances, which helped him average an impressive 7.07 rating from WhoScored.
The £2.7m-rated youngster, who was dubbed a “real leader” in 2020, has already emphasised that he can be a real threat in the Premiership and could be an excellent addition to Gerrard’s squad next season, especially as they are arguably low on goalscoring midfielders such as Ferguson.
The 21-year-old would likely earn a lot more money playing for Watford in the Premier League than if he stays in Scotland. However, if Phillips’ claim is true, then playing for Rangers would be the youngster’s dream and he might well be keen to join up with Gerrard’s side next season, where he will also have the opportunity to test himself in the Champions League.
His performances with Aberdeen in recent seasons certainly suggest that he would be a stellar addition for Rangers, and therefore it would be a huge boost for Gerrard if Ferguson rejects Watford in favour of a move to Ibrox this summer.