Lewis Ferguson completes move from Aberdeen to Bologna

The 22-year-old Scotland cap becomes Serie A's latest SPFL export after signing a deal with the Emilio Romagna-based club.

Lewis Ferguson leaves Aberdeen to join Serie A side Bologna for undisclosed fee SNS Group

Scotland international Lewis Ferguson has completed his move from Aberdeen to Bologna, the Italian club has confirmed.

The 22-year-old, who signed for the Dons from Hamilton Academical in 2018, joins the Serie A outfit for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £3m.

He follows in the footsteps of fellow Scotland cap Aaron Hickey – who recently moved to Brentford after two seasons at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.

Ferguson scored 37 times in 169 appearances for the Pittodrie side and earned four caps for the national team.

Manager Jim Goodwin said: “We want to be a club that is an attractive option for young players who know they can come here, get important game time, train in excellent facilities, and have opportunities to further their development.

“Lewis has been a fantastic player for Aberdeen. He became an integral part of the dressing room in recent seasons, and he has earned the right to explore other options.

“The club has helped his development massively. He’s played an impressive number of first-team games for his age, not only domestically but in Europe as well, and recently made his debut for his country.”

He added: “There’s no doubt Lewis has made a brave move, opting to go abroad and face the challenge of football in a different country, but I’m sure he will be a success.”

Ferguson is expected to be joined in the Italian top flight by Hibernian defender Josh Doig, who is on the verge of finalising a move to Hellas Verona.

The pair could face off on August 21 when Bologna face Hellas at home.