Rangers and Aberdeen ‘swap’ deal – rumour

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Ferguson being challenged by his future team mate?

Rangers have been linked this morning to a twist pseudo-swap story involving departed Ross McCrorie and Aberdeen’s long-linked midfielder Lewis Ferguson.

The information is that part of the loan deal for McCrorie out to Pittodrie with obligation to buy next summer was the arrival of Lewis Ferguson the other way, with the latter most definitely wanting a move to Ibrox.

Ferguson, of course, has been long-associated with everything Rangers and while there’s debate over whether we ‘need’ him, the YPOTY nominee two years running and winner last season is spoken as being on his way, especially amidst the collapse of the Bongani Zungu deal.

Whatever the reason for Steven Gerrard’s dislike of both Greg Docherty and outgone McCrorie, he has been vocally in the market for a high-combustion option for the middle of the park, and with the negotiations over Zungu failing over his physical condition, Lewis Ferguson has returned to the picture.

Many fans argue it’s a strange one, such is this manager’s patent disregard for young Scottish players, and we admit they have a point. Under Gerrard, no Scottish players have come close to thriving, aside the established two of Allan McGregor and Ryan Jack, and the younger you are the less of a chance you appear to have.

But if Ferguson is a Gerrard acquisition, that makes a difference – Gerrard tends to favour the players he’s signed, consented and approved, and Ferguson coming now would imply he’s such a player, regardless of his age or similarities to either McCrorie or Docherty.

But we’ll see what materialises from this one.

Interesting times.

4 COMMENTS

  1. To me, that seems the only way that transfer makes sense. By the end of the season, Kamara will have been sold, Davis probably retired and Arfield showed he’s past it yesterday!

  2. As Marc notes, we are very light on Midfielders next season, with only Jack likely to be around. If Aribo continues the way he has started, he wll go also and we will have lots of money but no midfield. Which is why I would have kept at least one of them to give some continuity, preferably Docherty.

  3. For me Ferguson didn’t show much in the Aberdeen game a few weeks ago and I don’t see him improving the team much more than McCrorie or Docherty would. Generally speaking Scottish players aren’t good enough for where we want to go.

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