It’s all a bit redundant now but Lewis Ferguson’s rise from Aberdeen man to what may soon be Juventus or Milan star is a bit of a mockery of those enlightened Rangers fans who explained to anyone who’d listen how poor Ferguson was, how below Rangers standard he was, and how we should go nowhere near him.
We even recall an absolute moonhowler explaining to us that just because Ferguson is good in Serie A for an upper midtable Italian side shows he’s well below the standard required for Rangers.
So, the same fan who certainly celebrated a Swedish centre-back signed from a fine Bologna a few years ago, now explaining that level isn’t good enough against St Mirren in Scotland. Ok then!
And the player’s agent Bill McMurdo has suggested Ferguson is gaining interest from the big boys in Italy, with Milan and Juve sniffing around him, after an excellent opening season in southern Europe.
Of course, the guy would say that, he would love the big payday such a transfer would earn him, but that’s irrelevant – Ferguson certainly is attracting interest, just like Aaron Hickey before him at the same club, who absolutely strolled it at the same level and is now in the Premier League with Brentford, having cost the London side £20M.
There’s also Josh Doig, who is having a good time with Hellas and is also likely to be attracting interest. But no, these guys aren’t good enough, not for Rangers, no. But Adam Devine is and Charlie McCann and Kai Kennedy were?
Thankfully, Rangers’ midfield is pretty good now anyway – Glen Kamara has had a burst of form the past month, John Lundstram is always excellent albeit a doubt for Sunday, Ryan Jack is decent but a doubt again, and Nicolas Raskin is outstanding, not to mention Todd Cantwell.
But Rangers never did replace Barry Ferguson, and his nephew Lewis plays more or less a similar position.
One we missed out on? We’d say so, looking at where Ferguson is now. Thankfully, we went for Ridvan over Doig, thank goodness for such wisdom.