Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson isn’t against his nephew Lewis signing for Celtic from Aberdeen and reckons he could make a big impact at Paradise, speaking to The Go Radio Football Show this evening.

Lewis Ferguson is one of the brightest prospects emerging in the Scottish Premiership right now and is playing regularly for Derek McInnes at the Dons.

He looks set for bigger and brighter things and his uncle reckons a move to Glasgow would work out well for him, regardless of whether he’s playing in green or blue.

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Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson

Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson / (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Speaking to The Go Radio Football Show, Ferguson said: “Lewis is his own guy, he’d make his own decision. I don’t think it would be a factor in Lewis making that decision that his dad and his uncle played for Rangers.

“He’s got a good head on his shoulders and I don’t think that would worry him. Whether Celtic are interested in him, I don’t know, I know there’s been a lot of talk about Celtic and Rangers.

“If I’m being honest, I do think he’s good enough to play for both of those teams. Each year he’s improved and this season he’s had a real good start.

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“I wouldn’t hold anything against him, I just want the best for him and for him to have a good career in the game.”


Ferguson has started the season in electric form, scoring three goals and assisting another in five matches.

For more than two campaigns now he’s been a stand-out in the north east.

Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson

Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson / (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

However, Celtic have just signed David Turnbull and have a packed midfield as it is. The chance of signing yet another central midfield prospect seems remote.

Ferguson would simply not be getting into the team ahead of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Turnbull.

If Ferguson continues to impress then we shouldn’t rule out a move for him over the next 12 months. Succession planning is needed in the central midfield positions.

It’s clear that his Rangers background won’t be a barrier to signing the 21-year-old.

In other news, Neil Lennon reckons Leigh Griffiths and Tom Rogic are looking fitter in Celtic training.

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