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Opinion: Watford must push ahead with transfer interest in midfielder with Rangers lurking



Watford will be preparing for life back in the Premier League under the management of Xisco Munoz, after winning promotion from the Championship this season. 

The Hornets put together a strong run of form in the second-half of this year’s campaign, which saw them return to the top-flight at the first time of asking.

They finished second in the Championship table, and the Vicarage Road faithful will be eager to see their side settle into life back in the Premier League relatively swiftly.

It’s set to be an interesting summer ahead, as Munoz looks to add to his squad ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, which is likely to be a tricky one for the Hornets.

They’ve already been linked with potential signings this summer, with Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson being one of those rumoured to be a target for Watford.

Ferguson has been with Aberdeen since 2018, having previously been on the books with Hamilton Academical earlier in his career. The Scottish Sun have recently reported that Watford have had a bid of £2million rejected by Aberdeen, but it is claimed that the Hornets are likely to submit another offer to try and tempt him with a move to the Premier League.

Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has previously revealed that it would take a sizeable fee to prize the midfielder away from the club in the summer transfer window.

“Lewis has played in cup finals and he’s going to be an international player.

“I don’t need to convince Lewis to stay — he loves it at the club. If someone comes in for him, they are going to need a lot of money to get him away from here.”

But the report from The Scottish Sun also claims that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side are interested in a move for Ferguson. Watford will know that they have to act quickly if they’re to secure a deal for Ferguson, as you would imagine that a move to Ibrox with the Gers will be a tempting proposition for any player that is currently playing in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers went unbeaten in this year’s league campaign, and will be looking to clinch the league title once again next season under Gerrard’s management, after catching the eye with a number of impressive displays this term.

With Rangers also being set to compete in European competitions again next season as well, Watford will be well-aware that he could be tempted by a move to Rangers over them this summer, so it’s vital that they step up their interest in landing his signature in the near future, as they look to stay ahead of the Gers in the race to sign Ferguson.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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