Rangers are readying a move to bring Lewis Ferguson to Ibrox this summer as Steven Gerrard looks to improve his midfield.
That’s according to Frank McAvennie, who speaking to Football Insider, suggested that the 20-year-old could depart Aberdeen once the transfer window opens.
He stated: “From what I hear, Rangers are talking about buying Ferguson from Aberdeen.”
However, McAvennie also went onto explain that he could be an ideal successor for Scott Brown at Celtic.
Ferguson has been a long-term target for the Gers with initial interest being registered back in November. At that point, it was understood that Ross Wilson was already a fan of the player and was hoping to bring him to Glasgow.
Per Transfermarkt, the youngster is currently valued at just £1.35m.
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McAvennie suggests in his interview with Football Insider that Ferguson could complement Ryan Jack fairly well.
That means that the arrival of the energetic Aberdeen man could have a huge impact on Glen Kamara, someone who has struggled in the second half of the season, but also been linked with a move away.
Capped seven times by Scotland, Ferguson has the ability to play further back in midfield but he also has the capabilities to feature as a number 10.
Consequently, his attacking record is pretty impressive. In 2019/20, the youngster has three goals but has racked up as many as nine assists in all competitions.
It’s that creativity that could be incredibly beneficial for Gerrard’s team if he does sign. That’s because only Joe Aribo from a central position has more than seven assists.
Rangers possess a wonderful amount of purpose from wide areas where Borna Barisic and James Tavernier both have double figures for assists but it’s something they lack through the middle of the pitch.
Perhaps Ferguson, who has been described as a ‘real leader’ in the past, could change that.
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