Celtic legend Frank McAvennie would like to see Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson move to Parkhead.
Ferguson in McAvennie’s sights
The 21-year-old midfielder is highly rated in East Scotland, with the Dons manager Derek McInnes previously describing him as an “outstanding young man” (via BBC Sport).
This comes after Barry Ferguson, his uncle, admitted that he could sign for Celtic despite his family’s loyalty to Ibrox (via the Daily Record).
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie spoke about how pleased he would be to see Ferguson in a green and white shirt but admitted that he doesn’t think it will happen after his dad and uncle represented Rangers.
“Celtic already have too many players in that position,” he said.
“Just look at David Turnbull, he cannot get in the team and even Olivier Ntcham is not getting in the team. You would not want to be one of them.
“If he signed for Celtic I would be delighted because he is a damn good player but I cannot see it.
“I think the boy will go to England.“
Transfer Tavern take
McAvennie is right – Celtic’s squad is slightly lopsided in that position, with talented players such as Ntcham who can’t get in the team.
But bringing in another goalscoring midfielder would take the pressure off the likes of Odsonne Edouard, who everyone has had their eye on since his slow start to the 2020/21 campaign.
That being said, Lennon has plenty of time to put plans in place to bring players in during the January transfer window. If Ferguson is available, Celtic should do everything in their power to try and get him.
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