It’s been a very long time since we uttered the name Lewis Ferguson, but he’s one we do rate on Ibrox Noise even if the majority of the support appears not to.
Indeed, the lad’s name is frequently met by derision when mentioned, and reader response to his moniker when we’ve raised the boy in the past has evolved from soft enthusiasm a few years ago to general disdain these days.
He’s currently in negotiations for a move away from Aberdeen, with at least four European clubs seeking his services, but bartering breaking down with Millwall who had had a £1.5M bid accepted by the Dons.
The fact Aberdeen got an eventual potential £10M for Calvin Ramsay but will accept £1.5M for Ferguson despite his having two years to run shows either the esteem they hold him in or the fact there’s been a bit of a falling out there.
So, you may wonder, the Rangers angle.
We all know the family connections, they’re well-documented – but that’s not and shouldn’t be enough to bring a player to Rangers. His ability has to be good enough.
And truth be told, we think he is. The problem we have is that Lundstram aside, we don’t have one absolutely cemented DM option we can rely on.
Kamara has been off the boil and seeking a move for some time, Jack is frequently injured and not what he used to be, and Davo’s not getting any younger.
This is why us being linked with Harry Winks and Billy Gilmour were not unwelcome, and while Ferguson is different to both of these, he’s reliable.
Is he good enough?
We think he could be, and he’s one we’d like to see in the shirt. Players step up when they get to the right team, no question of that, and Ferguson’s right team is Rangers.
Question is would Gio be interested?
He knows a midfielder when he sees one, and this is his first real window to make his mark in the transfer haul.
Is Ferguson realistic?
If Gio wanted him, would you protest?