Rangers have been linked with the likes of Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie this season, but is there another Dons midfielder we should have an eye on?

Shinnie was linked to Rangers as his contract runs down at Aberdeen. Rivals Celtic are now said to be entering the mix for his signature [Bristol Post]. But with fans largely split over the player, it’s probably best Rangers look elsewhere.

And with 19-year-old Lewis Ferguson proving a solid, creative option for our North Eastern rivals, we might not have to look far.

Ferguson knows where the goal is – as Rangers well know. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ferguson has impressed in the 39 games he’s played for Aberdeen this season. His haul of seven goals and eight assists is made even more impressive by the youngster’s age.

He’s also shown himself to be capable of stepping up in the big moments. The youngster got the winner back in October as Aberdeen’s 1-0 win knocked us out of the League Cup.

He got another away to Premier League side Burnley as Aberdeen narrowly missed out on progressing in the Europa League. How often he steps up for one so young shows a maturity in the young midfielder that is bound to have been noticed at Ibrox.

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Signed on at Aberdeen until 2024, any move for the player might cost Rangers a penny or two. That’s before the inevitable complications of dealing with Aberdeen.

But there’s a strong Rangers connection with the youngster which could influence things. He is the son of former Gers midfielder Derek Ferguson and the nephew of Rangers legend Barry Ferguson. Maybe it’s destined he’ll wind up at Ibrox eventually.

If Rangers aren’t looking to move for Scotland U21 international Ferguson, perhaps they’ll have one eye on his international teammate from down Fir Park [originally Four Lads Had a Dream]?