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Celtic Legend Tips Aberdeen Ace To Fit In Next To Ryan Jack At Rangers: Gerrard Must Snap Him Up

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In a recent interview to Football Insider, Celtic legend Frank McAvennie has tipped Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson to be the player that should eventually come in as Ryan Jack’s partner in the core of the Rangers team. The former striker has gone on to claim that Rangers are interested in Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson and that they are even considering acquiring him in the upcoming transfer window. Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has also tipped the Scot to be one of the players that can help the Ibrox club in their hunt to stop Celtic’s ten-in-a-row title win next season.

The Celtic legend then went on to claim that the Aberdeen man would know what it means to pull on the famous blue kit, especially considering all the family connections that the midfielder has to the Ibrox club. Although he confirmed the Gers’ interest, he clarified that Celtic were also a possible destination. Speaking on the matter, McAvennie said, “From what I hear, Rangers are talking about buying Ferguson from Aberdeen, him and Ryan Jack would do well together. A big family connection with Rangers as well. I could see him at Celtic, as well. He would be one to take over from Scott Brown.”

What Is Rangers Current Midfield Situation?

The first-half of Rangers’ Premiership season wasn’t half bad, as the goals from Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe were enough to keep them afloat near the summit of the table. Despite this, a massive turnaround in fortune occurred in the second half of the campaign, which is what led to their eventual downfall.

While the sudden scarcity of goals did have a part, it must be conceded that a lack of midfield creativity was equally responsible for the calamity. Ryan Jack is an immovable name in the core of the team, but finding partners for him hasn’t been the easiest task for Gerrard.

Rangers Are Interested In Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson - Ferguson reacts in match against Celtic
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 02: Lewis Ferguson of Aberdeen reacts during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara and Scott Arfield were all used across multiple competitions, while Steven Davis was also involved in the squad. Aribo and Kamara, as promising as they’ve been, still have a lot of developing to do before becoming starters at a club like Rangers. Arfield, 31, and Davis, 35, aren’t capable of providing the same level of energy or enthusiasm in the engine room for Steven Gerrard’s team. Although there are a couple of players set to return from loans as well, the addition of a creative midfielder would go a long way.

What Makes Lewis Ferguson An Attractive Option For Rangers?

The Scottish youth international boasts sensational vision as well as passing range, immediately making him a good possible addition to this Rangers side. The midfielder is confident when receiving the ball in a high-pressure situation, but more than often displayed the composure required to get out of it. The 20-year-old possesses keen awareness and works hard off the ball too, as can be seen from all the important defensive contributions he’s made this season. With a goal and five assists to his name this term, moving for him would make sense for Rangers from a footballing perspective.

Rangers Are Interested In Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson: Why Gerrard Must Snap Him Up

The fact that McAvennie has tipped Ferguson to be the ‘next Scott Brown’ says a lot about the kind of player that the youngster is. At 20, he seems to bring excellent maturity to the core of the Aberdeen side, and that attribute could be put to better use by a club like Rangers. Also, working under the stewardship of Steven Gerrard, the exact mould of midfielder that Ferguson takes after, would be a golden opportunity for the Scot. Allowing Ferguson to join Celtic could prove to be a costly mistake by the Ibrox club, and signing him should hence be treated with the utmost importance in the summer.

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