DEREK FERGUSON has revealed that his son Lewis has aspirations of playing in the English Premier League.

The Aberdeen midfielder was voted the Double Tree by Hilton Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year and has been widely linked with a move to Rangers this summer.

The 20-year-old son of former Ibrox midfielder Derek, and nephew of one-time Rangers captain Barry, has been tipped to follow in their footsteps.

But Lewis' old man has told how his son fancies trying his luck south of the border.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound, he said: “Lewis is just someone who wants to better himself, he’s at a brilliant club, he’s progressing well.

“I know what he wants to achieve, he wants at some point in his career if he can go down to England and play in the top league.

“He has ambition but he’s loving life at Aberdeen."

Asked how Lewis found training in lockdown, Derek added: “He didn’t find it difficult whatsoever.

“You can’t stereotype all the Scottish young football players in terms of saying that they don’t have that hunger or they don’t have that desire or will to make themselves a better football player or a better person.

“He trained like an absolute demon.

“Yeah there were programmes that he got sent through from a sports scientist but he would do other wee bits and bobs.

“I think he was with us what five or six weeks before he went back up to Aberdeen, you want to have seen the nick he was in. It was phenomenal."