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Rangers legend Barry Ferguson admits he would back his nephew to the hilt if Lewis decided to leave Aberdeen for Celtic, speaking to Go Radio. 

The Ibrox legend may have blue blood running through his veins but the five-time Scottish Premiership champion wouldn’t begrudge his 21-year-old protégé from jumping at the chance to join the club on the other side of the Glasgow divide. 

Fortunately for Ferguson Sr, however, it’s Rangers not Celtic who are pushing to sign one of the division’s most promising young midfielders in the summer transfer window. 

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The Sun reports that, after Watford had a £2 million bid rejected, the Gers could make their move for a player who shot to fame with a dramatic late winner against Steven Gerrard’s side in the Scottish Cup quarter-final in 2019. 

But if Lewis was ever to join Celtic instead, don’t assume the Ferguson family would disown him.

Barry just wants the best for his nephew and, if that means he joins Rangers’ bitter rivals, so be it. 

“I don’t think (Lewis) would have a problem with that (joining Celtic). I know for a fact he is going to have options because, obviously, Lewis is a top young player,” Barry Ferguson says.  

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“The only issue he would have is his uncle wouldn’t speak to him for a long, long time. I’m only kidding!  

“I just want Lewis to play at the highest level, whether that’s for Rangers or Celtic or somebody down in the Premier League. 

“I don’t care. I just want him to go and have a top career in the game.” 

Industrious, hard-working and technically gifted, Ferguson certainly shares similarities with his legendary uncle. And there’s a feeling he could add something different to a Rangers midfield that, for all its qualities, sometimes lacks a goal threat. 

Ferguson found the target ten times in 2020/21, producing a further five assists. 

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