Journalist gives definitive update on controversial Rangers links to £2m-rated international
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Scotland international links to Rangers rubbished amid latest exit reports

Rumours linking Rangers with a move for Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson have been rubbished despite reports suggesting the Scotland international could cost only £2m.

The Athletic’s Rangers writer Jordan Campbell took to Twitter to dispel the rumours amid reports several Serie A clubs, most prominently Lecce, have launched moves for the player.

“Re the Lewis Ferguson to Rangers rumours starting up again, they’re not one of the interested parties,” said Campbell [Twitter].

“Nothing in that link, even if it rears its head every window…”

Rangers have been perennially linked with a move for the 22-year-old Dons midfielder due to the fact Ferguson is a bluenose and the son of ex-Gers midfielder Derek and nephew of high-profile former captain Barry.

The notion Lewis Ferguson could ever make the move to Ibrox is a polarising one amongst the supporters with plenty in favour of signing the box-to-box midfielder and others sceptical.

But objectively this is a young Scottish player who is amongst the highest-rated in the Premiership and who has already made close to 200 career appearances before his 23rd birthday.

Lewis Ferguson to Rangers rumours rubbished amid Serie A interest

Ferguson has at times shown his class with the Dons too; the midfielder is an energetic presence who gets up and down the pitch and has the ability to impose himself on football matches.

The midfielder is also a full Scotland international, having earned four caps for his country.

Ferguson’s scoring record – which currently sits at 37 across 181 games for both Aberdeen and Hamilton – would also be a welcome addition, with the midfielder averaging a goal every five games.

Consider this alongside the fact Rangers have the strongest coaching set up and facilities in the country and it’s hard to argue against the potential for the midfielder to flourish in Glasgow.

There are challenges of course; Rangers are widely considered amongst the Dons support to be the club’s biggest rivals and selling a prime asset to the Ibrox side wouldn’t go down well in Aberdeen.

This raises doubts that Aberdeen would ever deal at the reported £2m they’re willing to listen to from a series of teams in Italy or even Millwall, a move to whom failed to materialise earlier in the summer.

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Others also fear any sentiment surrounding the midfielder, with his family links to Rangers to many an unwelcome distraction.

Whilst Lewis Ferguson has been linked in the past, if Jordan Campbell’s information is correct Rangers won’t be moving for the Aberdeen star.

But is the club making a big mistake not at least enquiring for a player who has already proven he can cut it in the Scottish Premiership and who has an affinity with the club?

There’s one man who certainly thinks so; a former Scottish Premiership chairman believes Lewis Ferguson is Rangers captain material.

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