Rangers-linked star officially settles future with Serie A announcement
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Rangers-linked star officially settles future with Serie A announcement

Rangers-linked midfielder Lewis Ferguson has finally settled his future as the former Aberdeen star becomes the latest young Scot to move to Bologna.

Following in the footsteps of fellow Scotland international Aaron Hickey, the 22-year-old midfielder has signed on the dotted line in Italy on a reported £3m, four-year deal [the Times].

The move also comes after Hickey left Serie A to move to Premier League Brentford, with a slice of the reported £18m fee [Sky Sports] being reinvested back into the Scottish Premiership.

Lewis Ferguson is the latest in a line of young Scottish players making the switch to Italy, following ex-Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson (Empoli) and preceding the reported move of Josh Doig to Verona.

But in a Rangers context this deal finally puts to bed years of speculation linking now Bologna star Lewis Ferguson to Ibrox.

Rangers-linked Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson moves to Bologna

The young Aberdeen star has made nearly 200 top team appearances before his 23rd birthday and is an athletic, goalscoring presence from midfield.

But there’s some disagreement regarding the role of family ties in these links to Rangers, with Lewis Ferguson the son of ex-Ibrox midfielder Derek and nephew of former club captain Barry.

Plenty believe that without those family links then Lewis Ferguson would never have been linked to Rangers, whilst others believe that the opposite is actually the case.

If Ferguson wasn’t related to Derek and Barry perhaps Rangers could more seriously assess him.

But all of this means little now after Lewis Ferguson moved to Bologna and it will be interesting to see how the midfielder does in Serie A.

If things go right and Lewis Ferguson smashes it on the continent then we reckon that conversation between him and Rangers is only going to get louder amongst supporters.

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Plenty will believe Rangers could rue letting the midfielder go whilst others are convinced that there are better options in both our squad and the transfer market.

But whilst the links between Rangers and Ferguson are settled for now, something tells us this won’t be the last time the midfielder is mentioned as a potential Ibrox target in his career.

Talking of Rangers, midfielders and transfers, the Ibrox club continue to be linked to a player currently plying his trade with one of Europe’s elite.

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