Barry Ferguson, the Rangers legend and uncle of Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson, has made it clear that he sees no reason why his nephew would not one day turn out in the green-and-white hoops of his bitter rivals.
The Dons dynamo, whose father is another former Ibrox player Derek Ferguson, has been catching the eye with his performances at Pittodrie recently and Celtic fans are certainly hoping he might one day become a Parkhead prospect.
However, his apparent Rangers allegiance has often seen fans suggest it is not possible.
But former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has poured cold water on such a theory.
“Lewis is his own guy, he’d make his own decision,” the former Scotland captain told Go Radio, as relayed by the Daily Record. “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.”
At present, there does not appear to be an immediate push from Celtic to sign the 21-year-old.
The talented youngster has undoubtedly impressed in his career so far and has definitely turned his career around following a release by Rangers as a youngster.
But Celtic are currently well-stocked in midfield, with the recent addition of David Turnbull beefing that area of the squad up even more.
Indeed, most of the speculation regarding Ferguson making a move to Celtic is currently being pushed by fans, who see him as a potential long-term replacement to Celtic legend Scott Brown.
That is a hard point to disagree with but for now it all seems hypothetical. But in the long-term, Celtic might be tempted after these comments from his bluenose uncle.