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‘I wouldn’t hold anything against him’ Barry Ferguson on his nephew signing for Celtic

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Barry Ferguson said that he wouldn’t hold it against his nephew Lewis if he was to sign for Celtic.

The midfielder has started his third season at Aberdeen in impressive form with social media speculation that he could be a transfer target for Celtic.

Lewis’ DNA has Ibrox stamped all over it with his dad Derek and uncle both coming through the ranks to break through and win honours at the club.

It was natural for Lewis to start off on the same path but while at school he was released from Ibrox but his career picked up when he joined Hamilton Accies.

Midfield is currently the strongest area of the Celtic side but with Scott Brown now 35, Tom Rogic the subject of transfer speculation and Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham in the final two years of their contract it is an area that may be overhauled in the near future. Last month David Turnbull joined the hoops.

Picking up on his appearance on Go Radio discussing a possible move to Celtic, the Daily Record reports Barry Ferguson saying:

Lewis is his own guy, he’d make his own decision. I don’t think it would be a factor in Lewis making that decision that his dad and his uncle played for Rangers.

He’s got a good head on his shoulders and I don’t think that would worry him. Whether Celtic are interested in him, I don’t know, I know there’s been a lot of talk about Celtic and Rangers.

If I’m being honest, I do think he’s good enough to play for both of those teams. Each year he’s improved and this season he’s had a real good start.

I wouldn’t hold anything against him, I just want the best for him and for him to have a good career in the game. He’s done it the hard way, he let go by Rangers as a kid. He had that knock, went to Hamilton and worked his way up and got the move to Aberdeen.

He’s flourished under Derek McInnes and I think if he keeps his form up that he’s shown, I think Aberdeen will find it hard to hold onto him.

Ferguson is under contract with Aberdeen until 2024.

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