Lewis Ferguson would have WALKED to Ibrox had Rangers come calling, according to Barry Ferguson

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has disclosed that his nephew, Scotland international Lewis Ferguson, would have gladly walked to Ibrox if the opportunity with the Glasgow side had arisen. The inside scoop comes as the 24-year-old midfielder finds himself on the radar of Italian giants Juventus following an impressive two-year stint with Serie A club Bologna.

Ferguson, a lifelong Rangers fan and the son of former Light Blues star Derek Ferguson, moved to Serie A in the summer of 2022 from Aberdeen, where he had notched up an impressive record of 37 goals and 23 assists over four seasons. Despite his fervent desire to join his boyhood club, Steven Gerrard, then in charge of Rangers, opted not to pursue a deal for the Hamilton-born talent. A decision that the Glasgow side now regrets as Ferguson’s stock continues to soar in Italy.

The attacking midfielder has been a pivotal figure for Thiago Motta’s Bologna, who currently sit in a commendable fourth place in the Italian top-flight, just five points behind AC Milan. In a recent development, reports have surfaced indicating that Juventus has identified Ferguson as a top target for the upcoming summer transfer window, with a valuation of £25 million.

Uncle Barry, speaking to Go Radio, addressed the persistent queries from Rangers fans about why the club did not sign his nephew. He revealed, “There was no interest. He would have walked there. He would’ve walked to Rangers. But you look now, he’s gone over to Italy and had a good first season.” Barry Ferguson expressed his pride in Lewis’s accomplishments, emphasizing the player’s dedication and hard work in adapting to a new environment away from family.

Ferguson’s stellar performances in Italy have not only attracted interest from Juventus but also from clubs across Europe. Reflecting on his nephew’s growth, Barry noted, “He’s gone into a different environment away from the family, he’s knuckled down, and I think his game has improved. I watch all the games on Sky, and you can see that he’s got a better football brain, and clearly his manager was a top midfielder. So he’s going to learn so much off him as well.”

As Lewis Ferguson appears poised for a significant move this summer, Rangers fans are left to ponder what might have been, as their once-overlooked talent becomes the subject of attention on the continental stage.