Some Celtic fans have been discussing the theoretical idea of signing Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson after his uncle, former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson, suggested that the player would not be fazed by a switch.
The Dons man has strong links to Ibrox with father Derek and uncle Barry formerly turning out for our rivals.
However, this season he’s been one of the standout young performers in the Scottish Premiership, leading to chatter about a potential move to a bigger club.
Barry Ferguson was asked about the matter on PLZ Soccer yesterday, saying: “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.”
Lewis has already been linked with a move to Rangers in the past, with The Scottish Sun reporting back in November that their Sporting Director Ross Wilson was a big fan of the player and viewed him as a future Ibrox star.
Having been a regular for Aberdeen this season, could Celtic become interested in his talents if transfers become viable during the ongoing Scottish football crisis?
Some fans are keen on the idea, discussing the theoretical transfer on Twitter this week after Barry Ferguson’s comments. It’s fair to say that others are not keen, however.
These supporters had their say…
I like the kid. Good player. But raw off course but so was broony
I think no brainer. Family ties won’t come into it
A player is a player first and foremost… It’d be like Andy halliday if he had an ounce of talent
— celtic for 10 (@eddie410inarow) April 22, 2020
Don’t think he needs to worry
— Tommy Twists 🍀 (@TommyTurnsCFC) April 22, 2020
He’s not good enough for Celtic, not a bad player but not quite good enough. Might be in 4 years.
— Brian (@bon1967) April 22, 2020
He is not good enough anyway Barry. No need to worry 👍🏻
— Lenny M (@LennyM89017879) April 22, 2020
Would have signed him ages ago. https://t.co/R3BCpTJGNu
— Govanbhoy20 (@Govanbhoy20) April 22, 2020
Good player, why not
— 🍀Jabs1888🏴 (@jabs1888) April 22, 2020
He’s a tough lad, lacking in most aspects of forward play and incredibly raw. But I think he could be developed into an effective player up front. We lack a bit of steel up front, have done since Dembele left. Ferguson could develop into a good player against teams who sit in.
— Den Byrne (@DenByrne2) April 22, 2020