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Lewis Ferguson has insisted that speculation around his long-term future has had no effect on him.

The 24-year-old has been linked with various clubs after an impressive campaign with Bologna with Juventus, Napoli and both Milan sides said to be keeping tabs on the midfielder who has kept himself on an even keel despite the noise around him.

“I don’t really read into it to be honest it just goes right over the top of my head.” Ferguson said. “I’m quite used to speculation now, I know how to deal with it. I don’t really think too much about the future, I just think about what game is coming next and what’s happening tomorrow.”

Ferguson has made quite the impression on Serie A following his switch from Aberdeen in the summer of 2022; he has become the highest scoring Scot in Serie A history with 13 goals, bypassing Denis Laws’  Torino record that was set more than 60 years ago. Ferguson has also netted six goals in 30 midfield appearances this season.

Most recently he netted a crucial winner against Atalanta. A low driven volley from the edge of the box whilst wearing the captain’s armband was another showpiece moment in a stunning season which sees his side on course for Champions League qualification for the first time since the 1964/65 campaign.

His celebrations with the fans of I Rossoblu illustrated how much they have taken ‘Fergie’ to their heart.

“I’ve improved massively as a player and as a person moving country,” he said. “Over the past year and a half it couldn’t have gone any better for me, I love it over there, I’m enjoying my football and long may it continue.”

Unsurprisingly given his form, Ferguson doesn’t see his time in Italy coming to an end any time soon despite the looming question of  him ‘coming home’ following a successful European stint.

“I’d love to stay there,” he said. ” I love the country, I love the league, I love the football everything about it.

“I’ve really bought into to it and I enjoy living over there. It’s a really nice place to live so I could see myself staying over there for another few years.”

The former Aberdeen man earned his twelfth cap for his country, admittedly in his own words under ‘not the best of circumstances’, as he came off the bench to replace injured Captain Andy Robertson in the first half as Scotland went down to a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Northern Ireland.

However Ferguson insists he grateful for every second he gets to play in front of the Tartan Army and made it clear that he can adapt to the needs of the team, adding:

“I’ll play anywhere to be honest but for my club I’ve been playing that sort of advanced role in the middle of the park. I enjoy it and I feel comfortable there so if the manager asks me to go and play there then I’m more than happy to.”