Lewis Ferguson hands in transfer request, Celtic should ready approach

By Euan Davidson

May 19, 2021

Rumoured Celtic ‘target’ Lewis Ferguson has shocked Aberdeen by submitting a transfer request.

Ferguson, who joined the Dons after leaving Hamilton in 2018, has shone in the North-East. Primarily under Derek McInnes, the box-to-box midfielder has shown his qualities, and has been linked to a host of clubs [Sun].

Now, it seems as if the Dons could make a huge profit, but not one they necessarily want to make. Early this evening, the club “rejected” a transfer request from the Scotland youth international.

A statement read [Aberdeen FC]:

“Aberdeen Football Club is greatly disappointed to have received a written transfer request from midfielder Lewis Ferguson today.

“This request, made after the Club dismissed what can only be described as an insulting offer from an English Premier League club for one of Scotland’s most talented young midfield players, was rejected immediately.

“The Club holds Lewis in the highest regard. Having made a significant investment to both acquire and develop Lewis, he has a bright future ahead of him as an integral part of Stephen Glass’s squad.”

Lewis Ferguson scores a penalty for Aberdeen against Celtic / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Should Celtic make controversial approach for Aberdeen man?

Listen, obviously there are caveats here. For one thing, he’s former Rangers man Derek Ferguson’s son. That makes him Barry Ferguson’s nephew. If you’re hearing alarm bells, then you’re not alone.

Also, the only real “link”, if you want to even call it that, is Barry Ferguson claiming that his family wouldn’t mind if he crossed the Glasgow divide. Certainly, Celtic supporters en masse don’t seem to care about his family ties to Ibrox, and have clamoured to get the Bhoys board to allocate funds to sign the Scottish midfielder.

With Scott Brown departing for Aberdeen, it’d be relatively funny for a couple of reasons. If we signed Ferguson, it’d be a case of one in, one out. Ferguson could reasonably be seen as an heir to Broony, in terms of his early career. That box-to-box movement, creating goals and playing with a bit of edge is all familiar.

It’d be controversial, obviously: he’s from a family of Rangers players. But will that matter if he does the business for Celtic? Not in the slightest.

If he moved within Scotland, he’d make our rivals stronger. Whereas, if he moves to England, Celtic could miss out on another potentially excellent option who could’ve been readily available.

Celtic should test the North Sea waters.

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