Rangers-linked star who previously handed in transfer request omitted from Aberdeen squad
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Rangers-linked star who previously handed in transfer request omitted from Aberdeen squad

Rangers-linked midfielder Lewis Ferguson was omitted from the Aberdeen squad that travelled to Livingston on Sunday amid transfer speculation.

The Gers were linked with Ferguson last summer [Scottish Sun] and again a few months ago [Scottish Sun].

Rangers have been linked with Ferguson on and off for some time. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Premier League club Watford reportedly submitted a bid in the region of £2m for the 21-year-old in May and he then handed in a transfer request, with Aberdeen rejecting both.

His agent slammed the Dons’ conduct [Scotsman] and last week, when appearing on Open Goal, his father Derek accused them of failing to honour a gentleman’s agreement.

The former Gers midfielder went on to claim that multiple unnamed clubs, including one Premier League club, had already submitted ‘good’ offers for his son.

It had seemed as though the Dons were determined to keep the Scotland youth international, as he played their first four matches of the season, netting three goals and bagging an assist.

However, Ferguson was left out of the squad that travelled to Livingston in the Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Manager, Stephen Glass, claimed he was being rested ahead of Thursday night’s UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying clash against Breidablik, but although the likes of Ross McCrorie, Scott Brown and Christian Ramirez were all also taken out of the starting XI, they were named on the bench.

Rangers-linked Ferguson was omitted from the Aberdeen squad to face Livingston on Sunday amid transfer speculation. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Ferguson’s omission is a possible hint that a transfer is imminent and the Dons didn’t want to risk him picking up a knock that might jeopardise a deal.

The combative young midfielder has plenty of links to Rangers beyond the transfer speculation, given that his father and uncle (Barry) both played for the club.

However, the signing of John Lundstram – who is a broadly similar player – earlier this summer, may make it less likely that the Gers are one of the unnamed clubs to have made a bid and Ferguson’s future may lie south of the border.

Another Premiership club have jokingly slapped a £40m price tag on an outstanding young player who has caught the eye of Rangers fans.

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