Barry Ferguson says Rangers would be 'taking chance' with Connor Barron but reveals why he would go for it

Barry Ferguson says Rangers would be taking a chance on whether Connor Barron can make the jump from Aberdeen if they were to sign him.

The Ibrox side are believed to be in the race for the out-of-contract Dons man although there are as many as SIX competitors for his signature. Those come from Hellas Verona and Bologna in Italy, who both have previous for shopping in Scotland and Swansea, Cardiff, Plymouth and Stoke in England.

Barron will reportedly make a decision next week. Those outside of Scotland have the advantage of knowing they would only have to pay a cross-border compensation fee of around £500,000 while Gers would have to agree a fee with Aberdeen or risk going to a tribunal where a panel would set the price.

Assessing the potential signing for his old club, Ferguson insists he is a fan of the player but there are question marks over whether he would improve the side or handle the jump. But he does feel, on balance, it is probably worth going for.

He told the Go Radio Football Show (13 June, 12:22) he said: “I think he’s a good young player, is he going to really strengthen the Rangers midfield?

“It’s difficult when you play for a team like Aberdeen and you come with the pressure and the amount of stuff that is on your shoulders, the demands and expectations.

“He’s a good player. At the price I would probably go and take a chance on him because when I’ve seen Aberdeen, he’s certainly impressed me but it is a whole different ball game when you go to Rangers.”