A recent report has claimed that Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson is a transfer target for Premiership rivals Rangers (Scottish Sun).

New sporting director Ross Wilson has reportedly identified the 20-year-old midfielder as a future Ibrox target. This is despite the fact Ferguson is tied down at Pittodrie until 2024.

Aberdeen midfielder Ferguson has been linked with Rangers.

Aberdeen midfielder Ferguson has been linked with Rangers. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The young battler has been immense in recent weeks for Aberdeen. He has looked hungry and driven in the middle of Derek McInnes’ midfield.

Ferguson has been praised by McInnes

His boss will be desperate to keep hold of him. Speaking after the 1-0 victory over Hamilton in which Ferguson scored a few weeks ago, McInnes expressed his delight with the 20-year-old.

He said: “Fergie has been a huge player for me since he came in and it is great to have him back available. He was only unavailable because of his red card and that was his second red card, but he plays on the edge sometimes, with aggression I need from my players.”

McInnes is fond of him. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ferguson is just the latest Aberdeen man to be linked with Rangers. Former captain Graeme Shinnie was touted with a move to Ibrox last season (Daily Express) whilst McInnes was also eyed up as a potential Gers boss in 2017 (Scottish Sun).

Given that he’s contracted until 2024, Aberdeen will be well placed to ask for an extremely high figure should Rangers come calling for Ferguson.

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