Alan Hutton claims that Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson would jump at the chance to join Rangers this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender insists the Scotland under-21 international has “proved a lot of people wrong” with his “excellent” performances at Pittodrie.
The Scottish Sun report that the Dons’ 20-year-old is high up Steven Gerrard’s transfer wishlist as he looks to bolster his midfielder during the summer window.
Ferguson, whose dad Derek and uncle Barry both played for Rangers, was released by the Gers back in 2013 and moved to Hamilton before joining Derek McInnes’ men.
Hutton believes the youngster would jump at the opportunity to emulate his family and play for the Glasgow giants, suggesting that Gerrard would also be a huge pull for the midfielder.
Hutton told Football Insider: “If you look at it, the pedigree of his dad and then his uncle, that speaks for itself. He came through as a young boy at Rangers and it didn’t quite work out.
“I’m sure he’s got that winning mentality into him because that was a main, key part of growing up through the Rangers ranks, you had to be a winner.
“It didn’t quite work out the first time but well played to him. He’s worked hard at Hamilton, he’s moved on to Aberdeen and he’s still only 20 so he’s proved a lot of people wrong. Here’s Rangers coming back in for him so I’m sure he’s got that mentality within him.
“He’s got a driving force to try and prove people wrong and he’s had an excellent season. I think it’s an area where Gerrard will look at and want to strengthen and I presume he’s a player that would want to go and learn off one of the best midfielders to play the game.”
Despite his age, Ferguson has been a mainstay for Aberdeen for a number of years now, with a total of 82 appearances under his belt for the club.
This season has seen him play 38 times for the Dons, scoring three goals and provide nine assists.
In other Rangers news, a 29-year-old has set his sights on joining an English club after recent developments at Ibrox.