Report: Rangers enter race to sign Lewis Ferguson; Watford have bid rejected

Watford and Rangers are set for battle over the signing of Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson, according to The Scottish Sun. 

The Hornets won promotion back to the Premier League during 2020/21, whilst Rangers lifted the Scottish Premiership title for the first time in 10 years.

Watford have already seen a £2 million bid rejected for the 21-year-old and now Rangers are prepared to steal a march on the Premier League club.

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Ferguson has been in fine form for the Dons. During 2020/21, he bagged 10 goals and claimed eight assists, scoring twice against Celtic in October.

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Aberdeen will want to ensure they receive a decent deal for their player. Last summer they saw Scott McKenna move to Nottingham Forest, with that deal worth potentially £6 million to the club.

In total, the Scotland under-21 star has played 124 times for the Dons, scoring 21 goals and claiming 22 assists.

Furthermore, he has showcased an ability to play as a conventional midfielder or on both tips of a diamond midfield.

Rangers now perhaps provide an attractive proposition for Ferguson.

Steven Gerrard has done some great work at Ibrox and his team finished 2020/21 as invincibles, having failed to lose throughout the campaign.

Now, attention must turn to next season and the first defence of a league title in many years.

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With Scott Arfield and Steven Davis not getting any younger, Rangers have to start prepping for the future.

As a result, the signing of Ferguson makes perfect sense. He could check into Ibrox and learn from the more experienced players before stepping up to the plate in the next few years.

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The Aberdeen man is good enough to feature for the Gers now and with Gerrard’s men set to embark on the Champions League next season, he’ll need to ensure his squad is well-stocked.

As a result, signing Ferguson ahead of Watford makes perfect sense.

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