Journalist Stephen McGowan has recently talked about the situation of Lewis Ferguson, discussing him as a potential Scott Brown replacement.
McGowan appeared as a guest on Clyde Superscoreboard recently and was asked about numerous issues involving Celtic and Scottish football. While talking about potential transfers, McGowan talked about Aberdeen’s Ferguson.
He feels that while finances have been left crippled by the pandemic, Ferguson could be a man in demand and Celtic could potentially look at him since they’ve lost Brown to Aberdeen.
Should Celtic move for Lewis Ferguson?
Ferguson’s uncle happens to be ex-Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson, who has previously stated that his nephew is his own man and the youngster would be open to joining Celtic if he wants to, following speculation linking him to the Hoops.
McGowan talked about Ferguson, saying that even the Gers may be interested at him, but that both the Old Firm clubs might be looking to sign the midfielder for £4-5m.
Discussing the Old Firm’s inability to ‘penny-pinch’ for Scottish talent in the current climate, he stated: “Trouble is [the pandemic], isn’t it? You’ve got a great example, you talk about Lewis Ferguson at Aberdeen, who’s a really good central midfielder.
“You could argue Celtic and Rangers could have a use for Lewis Ferguson. Celtic are losing Scott Brown. Rangers might get bids for Glen Kamara, don’t know what’s the situation is with Ryan Jack. And Aberdeen will say, well, Celtic and Rangers will four or five million quid. But [the pandemic] has ravaged club finances. So basic economics dictate that there are still bargains to be had.”
TIF Thoughts on Lewis Ferguson…
Ferguson already has lots of experience of playing in the Premiership with Aberdeen and Hamilton, even though he is still 21.
Only a single active Aberdeen player has picked up a higher rating than him in the Premiership this season. He has eight goals and two assists to his name, winning 1.8 tackles per game and making 1.3 interceptions per game as well. He has also played 0.9 key passes per game (as per WhoScored).
It shows that he has a range of abilities in him and considering that he’s still valued at only £2.7m, Ferguson could be a potentially worthwhile signing for the Bhoys if his fee is not too steep.