Rangers strongly linked with 20-year-old Scottish starlet – The right choice to succeed Davis and Arfield?


Why Lewis Ferguson would be the ideal Davis successor for Rangers

According to Daily Record, Rangers have been strongly linked with a move for Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

Ferguson, 20, is a product of Rangers and Hamilton Academical’s youth system. After impressing with the latter’s U20 side, he was promoted to the first team in January 2017. A year and a half later, he was signed by Aberdeen and since then, he has become an integral member of the club.

The youngster has displayed notable performances that belie his tender age and has also coped with the pressures of playing at a high level at just the age of 20. He is also a regular member of the Scotland U21 side and is one of the exciting young talents in the country. Championship side Brentford have also targeted the youngster, as per Daily Record.

Lewis Ferguson is one of the most exciting young talents in Scotland (Getty Images)
Lewis Ferguson is one of the most exciting young talents in Scotland (Getty Images)

Ferguson could be a good addition to Rangers midfield

Rangers have a plethora of midfielders in their ranks in Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo. And Greg Docherty has also returned from his loan spell with Hibernian after a decent campaign.

However, Arfield is already 31. He did well this season, racking up 5 goals and 4 assists in 26 league games but has just two years left on his contract with the club. In addition, the 35-year-old Davis is entering the final year of his contract with the Gers. Therefore, Rangers should look to bring in a youngster to eventually replace the veterans.

In that regard, signing Ferguson from Aberdeen would do them a world of good. The Scotsman has got enough experience in the Premiership. In 28 league games this term, he has racked up 1 goal and 5 assists, helping his side to fourth place in the standings. And these numbers are more than good enough for someone of the youngster’s age.

Lewis Ferguson (R) in action against Celtic (Getty Images)
Lewis Ferguson (R) in action against Celtic (Getty Images)

Ferguson’s inclusion in Gerrard’s squad would definitely bring healthy competition and depth. He can go onto replace Davis or Arfield, with time. The youngster has all the qualities to succeed and with experience, could grow into a valuable member if he is able to keep up the good form.

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At 20, the former Hamilton man has a bright future ahead of him, and moving to Ibrox would help him progress in his career. At the same time, the Gers would also benefit from his presence in the future once he has enough experience. Thus, Gerrard should sign Ferguson this summer.