Giovanni van Bronckhorst could unearth his dream Steven Davis heir as Glasgow Rangers eye a move for Lewis Ferguson.
The Ibrox side have been perennially linked with the Aberdeen midfielder for the best part of a year and he would certainly add something different to the Rangers midfield.
And, despite a fee of £3m reported to have been agreed between Aberdeen and Serie A side Bologna for Ferguson, Pete O’Rourke believes he could be Gers’ perfect heir to Steven Davis.
Speaking recently to Football Fancast, the journalist said: “Steven Davis has had a brilliant career. Again got a new one-year contract in the summer as well, but he won’t be able to go on forever.
“So Rangers will have to be looking at potential replacements for him in the future. And, as I said, Lewis Ferguson would be a quick fit as well and an easy fit. He knows all about the Scottish Premiership so it shouldn’t take too much time to adapt if he makes the move to Ibrox.”
Ever since he became a professional, it always seemed like the Aberdeen midfielder would end up in Glasgow and follow in Barry Ferguson’s footsteps, who is of course his uncle.
This will surely be the last year the Ibrox faithful see Davis strutting his stuff at Ibrox, and while he will more than likely play a bit-part role this season, there needs to be a contingency plan for who will replace him – and Ferguson is perfect.
Journalist Mark Wilson dubbed the player a “real leader” in 2020 and he has excelled in Scotland since making his Aberdeen debut in 2018, scoring 37 times and adding a further 23 assists over 185 appearances.
Furthermore, next season represents an incredibly important one for the Dutchman and his team, as they aim to win back the Premiership title from rivals Celtic and look to replicate their European run from last year.
Ferguson averaged an impressive rating of 7.20 on SofaScore for his Premiership performances last season, scoring 11 times, making 0.8 key passes, winning 1.5 tackles per match, and winning an excellent 61% of his total duels.
These stats show that Van Bronckhorst should be doing all he can to bring the 22-year-old to Ibrox ahead of Bologna, with a late £3m bid very much appearing a wise move for the 47-year-old manager to make.