Aberdeen have rejected a bid of around £2 million from Watford for the services of key midfielder Lewis Ferguson.

The Scotland U21s international has established himself as a central figure for Aberdeen since his move from Hamilton in 2018 and broke through the 100 appearance mark this season. Watford have taken notice and submitted a transfer bid of £2 million.

Watford want Ferguson.

Watford want Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

This has been rejected by the Pittodrie club, who are bracing for plenty of summer interest in the midfielder and a returned bid from Vicarage Road. Watford are heading for the Premier League after earning promotion from the English Championship this season.

Manager Stephen Glass is adamant he won’t be sold on the cheap. Aberdeen finished fourth in the Scottish Premiership this season, Glass commenting on the final day defeat away to Rangers that ended 4-0 to the Ibrox side: “First half, we weren’t good enough. We showed them too much respect.

“We didn’t get close enough to them and allowed them to play. Second half, we looked like a different team altogether. We didn’t take our opportunities and they had a spell where they didn’t touch the ball for 15 minutes before we passed the ball straight to them and gave them their third goal.

“So it was a good response in the second half, but disappointing overall in terms of the result and the manner of the goals. The aggression and the pressure we put on in the second half was a lot better, but it has to be like that from minute one.  I do know what we need to change and we will be looking to do what’s required where we can. We’ll continue building.”

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