Millwall have dropped out of the fight to sign Aberdeen’s central midfielder Lewis Ferguson, the Press and Journal has reported.
Millwall are hoping a strong summer transfer window can see them fight for a play-off spot once again next season.
They’ve already been active in the market, signing Zian Flemming, Benik Afobe and George Honeyman on permanent deals. Another exciting player they’ve had on their radar is Scottish star Ferguson, reportedly seeing a £1.5m bid knocked back for him.
Now though, a significant update has emerged on their pursuit.
As claimed by the Press and Journal, the Lions have decided to drop their interest in the 22-year-old star. Other clubs remain keen on the midfielder, but it seems the Lions’ pursuit will be stopping here.
Missing out on a star…
Millwall have already shown a willingness to splash the cash this summer. Fees were all spent on their current trio of signings, but with their previous bid for Ferguson deemed significantly lower than Aberdeen’s valuation, their attention looks as though it will turn elsewhere.
The Lions may well be left to rue abandoning their chase of Ferguson though.
Hamilton-born Ferguson looks a player destined to play at a higher level after emerging as a key player at Pittodrie. He’s a well-rounded, athletic midfielder with an eye for goal, netting an impressive 16 goals in 45 games across all competitions last season.
At 22, he only has room to get better as well, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him earn a move to a higher level this summer.
However, after this latest development, it looks as though it won’t be Millwall he heads to ahead of the new season.