After the dust has settled on Scott Brown’s departure from Celtic, the job of replacing such an iconic legend seems nigh on impossible. Not since Henrik Larsson left Paradise has Celtic faced such a crisis (if you can call it that?) on replacing one player. The famous old saying that not one person is bigger than the club can almost be written off in this instance.
A name that has been doing the rounds is a player that has strong and deep rooted Rangers connections, and although Celtic have a long standing tradition of being a club open to all, many would think signing this guy might be near on impossible considering his links with the blue half of Glasgow.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Barry Ferguson said that his nephew, Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson, would have no qualms in signing for the Hoops and, very surprisingly, he himself would have no issues with Lewis making the big jump across the city, “I don’t think he would have a problem with that. Just for the simple fact I know a lot of people go on about his dad playing with Rangers and, obviously, I’m his uncle and that I played with Rangers.
“In Lewis’s head he wouldn’t even consider that. I know for a fact he is going to have options, because obviously Lewis is a top young player.
“We just need to wait and see but I don’t think that would cross his mind. The only issue he would have is his uncle wouldn’t speak to him for a long long time.”
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“I’m only kidding, I just want a best for Lewis. That’s all I want. I just want Lewis to go and 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.”
The question that will be asked by many Celtic fans will have nothing to do with Rangers connections, but quite simply, is Lewis Ferguson good enough not to replace Scott Brown, but to play for Celtic?
My feeling on it is possibly, but the difference from playing for a team not expected to win every game to won that DEMANDS success is massive and whether young Ferguson could handle that weight of expectation is up for debate.
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