Newcastle United are the latest club to be linked with Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson after the in-demand player had a transfer request rejected (Daily Mail).

The 21-year-old was subject to a seven-figure transfer bid from English Premier League club Watford last month but the fee of around £2 million was far off what Aberdeen want for the player. Now Newcastle United have joined the race for the midfielder.

Wanted by Newcastle United.

Wanted by Newcastle United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steve Bruce’s side are said to be monitoring the situation alongside a host of other clubs. Former Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes brought Ferguson to the north-east from Hamilton in 2018 and the midfielder has gone on to make over 100 starts at Pittodrie.

McInnes believes Ferguson is more than capable of handling himself in the Premier League: “Lewis has been good for Aberdeen and Aberdeen have been good for Lewis. But, sometimes, players are looking for something more. It happened with Kenny McLean, Ryan Jack and Graeme Shinnie.

“Lewis’s natural path is to go down to England — whether that’s this year or next is up to Aberdeen to decide. He could play Premier League now. He could play in several teams I have watched down there — Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Burnley — all those teams at the bottom end of the table. And I think in time he will show how good he is.”

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