By Wayne Veysey

20th May, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Rangers line up multi-million Ferguson bid after transfer request

Rangers are planning to launch a bid for Aberdeen sensation Lewis Ferguson, Football Insider understands.

The Dons midfielder has had a transfer request rejected following a bid from a Premier League club branded as “insulting” in an official statement.

That will not stop Rangers making a move for a player who has impeccable Ibrox connections through being the son of Derek Ferguson and nephew of legendary midfielder Barry Ferguson.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers are planning to join the race for the goalscoring central midfielder.

They have long held an interest in the Scotland Under-21 international and are confident he is “desperate” to join if a deal can be agreed.

It has been reported by the Scottish Sun that the “insulting” bid came from Watford and was worth £2million.

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Rangers have the funds to top that offer and convince ambitious Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack to sell.

Despite his tender age, Ferguson has established himself as a mainstay at Pittodrie since joining from Hamilton three years ago.

He has made 124 appearances in all competitions, scoring 21 goals and supplying 22 assists.

Capped 11 times by Scotland at Under-21 level, he was named the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season.

However, he missed out on selection for the Scotland squad named on Wednesday for this summer’s European Championships with the likes of David Turnbull and Billy Gilmour preferred to him.

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