'From what I hear...' - McAvennie Exclusive: Rangers making move to buy the next Scott Brown

Frank McAvennie has claimed Rangers are readying a move for Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the Celtic legend insisted the 20-year-old could be the ideal partner for Ryan Jack in the middle of the pitch and revealed he is good enough to even take over from Scott Brown at his old club.

Rangers have been linked with a summer swoop for the Dons sensation, who has impeccable Ibrox connections through being the son of Derek Ferguson and nephew of legendary midfielder Barry Ferguson.

McAvennie believes that Ferguson will have a clear idea of what it means to be an Ibrox player and playing in the famous blue shirt.

“From what I hear, Rangers are talking about buying Ferguson from Aberdeen,” McAvennie told Football Insider.

“Him and Ryan Jack would do well together. A big family connection with Rangers as well.

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“I could see him at Celtic, as well. He would be one to take over from Scott Brown [in central midfield].”

McAvennie is not the old Glasgow great getting excited about the potential of Ferguson.

Ex-Gers striker Kris Boyd named him as one of three possible Rangers targets this summer who could help stop Celtic galloping to 10-in-a-row.

Despite his tender age, Ferguson has established himself as a mainstay at Pittodrie, with 82 appearances, 11 goals and 17 assists under his belt.

Capped by Scotland at Under-21 level, he was recently named the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season.

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