Ex-Rangers defender Alan Hutton has backed his former club to enter the race to sign Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson.
Watford are believed to be frontrunners for the 21-year-old but, after the Hornets had an offer worth up to £2m rejected for the player, there is an opportunity for other clubs to make their move.
Hutton says Ferguson could become a fan favourite at Ibrox, and he believes there are similarities between the player and Ryan Jack:
“I think it’d be an excellent move for him. I believe that he could add something to that Rangers midfield. He’s got a little bit of bite, a little bit of dig about him, the way Ryan Jack is. I think you always need that within your squad, as well as quality. He’d be a welcome addition if they could get it done. I think Gerrard likes that type of player that is technically good but he’s got that aggressiveness about him. It would be one I’d be excited about.”
Ferguson has already handed in a transfer request, which was turned down by Aberdeen, but it is thought that Stephen Glass’s side will sell the player for the right price.
However, some believe the Scotland Under 21 international may only be sold for £4m, which would likely put off the Light Blues from making a bid.
Manager Steven Gerrard could do with improving his options in the middle of the park, with Bongani Zungu returning to France, but we shall see if they do make some sort of offer for Ferguson.