He’s one of the most highly thought of stars in the North East, but now it seems Lewis Ferguson will be at Aberdeen for the long haul.

The midfielder has put pen to paper on a new deal at Pittodrie. It’s a deal that will see him stay in the Granite City until at least 2024. Having only joined the club from Hamilton in the summer, Ferguson’s deal was set to expire at the end of next season. The 19-year old has now confirmed he will be at Aberdeen for a sustained period of time.

Ferguson has been rewarded for his efforts at Aberdeen, with the club giving him a long-term deal. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

He’s created many memorable moments in his short time in red. His first goal came in spectacular circumstances, an overhead kick in the Europa League qualifiers against Burnley. Perhaps his most notable contribution was his winning goal in the 2-0 Betfred Cup semi-final triumph over Rangers.

Ferguson is a grounded young player, who has benefited from playing alongside the likes of Graeme Shinnie. It has led many to wonder whether the former Accies star could become an Aberdeen captain one day. The signs suggest he has all the traits to become a leader at Pittodrie.

Big game player

Ferguson’s stock has went through the roof since arriving from Accies in the summer. He is a powerhouse in the middle of the Dons midfield, and he’s beginning to gain a reputation for popping up where it matters most.

Ferguson celebrates his goal against Rangers. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

In the big games against the likes of Burnley and Rangers he has made notable contributions. On three occasions this season, Ferguson has came up with the winner when a game has less than 15 minutes remaining. He is becoming a player Derek McInnes can rely on at vital moments.

The midfielder is just as reliable in his own half too. He’s strong in the tackle, and Ferguson certainly has the ability to steer his side out of defensive trouble with his technical ability and passing range.

Ferguson has been a consistent performer this year, with maturity beyond what his age suggests. This is why he could become Dons captain, Ferguson has the attributes that could make him a leader. His eagerness to learn his craft is exciting to watch, and the good thing for Dons fans is that he isn’t even the finished article yet.

Ferguson still has lots to learn. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Ferguson certainly has room to grow, but if he can continue to improve on his impressive traits at both ends of the park, he will no doubt be in the running for Aberdeen captain in the coming years. He is a terrific character that will only get better with every game.

Aberdeen fans could be witnessing the development of their next captain right now. It is a massive bonus for everyone in the Granite City that Ferguson will be at Pittodrie for years to come.

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