Barry Ferguson Criticizes Rangers for Missing Lewis Ferguson Transfer and Names Two Scottish Premiership Stars to Sign

Barry Ferguson has expressed his frustration over Rangers missing the chance to sign his nephew, Lewis Ferguson, from Aberdeen. The Ibrox legend had high hopes that Lewis would join Rangers, but instead, the midfielder opted for a move to Italy, where he has excelled at Bologna during an impressive Serie A campaign.

Reflecting on the missed opportunity, Ferguson urged Rangers to learn from their mistake. “I would have loved to have seen him move to Ibrox. For whatever reason, Rangers missed the boat. Whether the manager at the time didn’t fancy him or what, I do not know,” Ferguson wrote in his Daily Record column.

Now, Ferguson is calling for Rangers to focus on acquiring two other promising Scottish Premiership players: Connor Barron from Aberdeen and Lennon Miller from Motherwell. Ferguson believes these young talents could follow in the footsteps of successful Rangers signings like Kris Boyd, Steven Naismith, and Kevin Thompson, who were all recruited from within Scotland.

“Lennon Miller is the young man who has jumped out at me every time I have seen him play,” Ferguson noted. “The Motherwell kid has unbelievable talent. I was at the game where he came off the bench at Ibrox for his league debut. He was 16-years-old, Motherwell were losing, and it was a massive moment for such a young player. But he was demanding the ball from his teammates, some double his age. It was brilliant to watch. From that moment, I knew there was a player there.”

Regarding Barron, Ferguson added, “Connor Barron is another. When I have watched him play for Aberdeen or Scotland U21s, I’ve liked what I’ve seen. He would be available this summer on a compensation fee. What a snip.”

Barron, 21, is out of contract at Pittodrie this summer, requiring only a compensation fee to secure his transfer. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Miller, under contract with Motherwell until May 2025, has been earning significant praise for his performances this season.

Ferguson emphasized the importance of recruiting talent from beyond Scotland but believes Barron and Miller could significantly contribute to Rangers’ success.