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McAvennie believes Ferguson can completely replace Rice

Wed 18 November 2020 | 21:37

Frank McAvennie has suggested Lewis Ferguson as an ideal replacement for Declan Rice if he leaves for Chelsea.

Speculations over the future of

West Ham

defensive midfielder

Declan Rice

has begun as there is the possibility of him going to


in the January transfer window.

England international has been an outstanding player and filling his shoes would be a difficult job. 

Former Scotland international Frank McAvennie has suggested that

Lewis Ferguson

is an ideal candidate to replace Rice if he leaves.

"I think Lewis Ferguson will go to the Premier League," he said. “I would love to see him at West Ham because he is a fantastic player.

"I do not want Declan Rice to leave but if he was I think Ferguson would be the ideal replacement for him. There has been so much talk about Declan and if he was to go I think the boy Ferguson is ready for the Premier League.

"He is only young and he is a good, tidy player. It is an eye-opener going to England but it would only benefit him.

"I think Lewis could fill his space. It is like for like. He is a young, energetic player who keeps the ball well, can tackle and he can get forward and score goals.

"I do not want Declan to leave but I would not be annoyed if Lewis Ferguson took his place.”

Ferguson moved before the 2018-19 season to Aberdeen and has been a regular there ever since, and in the past two seasons, he has made at least 28 Premiership appearances.

source: SportMob