Former Ranger captain Barry Ferguson doesn’t think his nephew Lewis, a midfielder at Aberdeen, would be fazed signing for Celtic, despite his family’s strong connection to Ibrox, speaking to PLZ Soccer.
Lewis’s father Derek also turned out for Rangers during his career, with uncle Barry a prominent leader in our rival’s dressing room.
The Dons player has been one of the more notable young stars coming through in the Scottish Premiership over the last 18 months, inevitable leading to questions about a potential move to bigger clubs.
Could Celtic be a potential destination?
Barry Ferguson discussed that scenario today, believing that his family’s history with the Ibrox side has no bearing on Lewis’ future.
Speaking to PLZ Soccer, he said: “Of course he would consider it. It’s a big club. Would I talk to him again? I’d need to think about that!
“He’s the type of boy that it wouldn’t faze him. It wouldn’t bother him about his dad playing at Rangers and obviously his uncle playing for Rangers.
“If it was the right fit for him, Lewis has got to look out for his own future so if Celtic came in I think he would have to consider it.”
That baggage wouldn’t be a factor then if the Hoops did indeed start to become interested in the talent.
Still just 20 years of age, Ferguson has been a consistent presence in Derek McInnes’ midfield this season, making 38 appearances in total while contributing three goals and assisting nine times.
He’s not at the standard of a Callum McGregor or Scott Brown yet, far from it, but a season or two of development is likely going to see him emerge as one of the best midfielders in the country.
It would be silly if Celtic weren’t at least keeping an eye on his progress.
Ferguson’s latest comments suggest it might not be as far-fetched a scenario as you would first expect.