Lewis Ferguson has signed a two-year contract extension at Aberdeen.
The new deal will tie the 19-year-old Scotland Under-21 international to the Scottish Premiership club until summer 2024.
Ferguson told his club website: “It was an easy decision. As everyone can see, I am loving life up in Aberdeen and enjoying every bit of it.”
The Aberdeen midfielder Lewis has made 30 appearances for Aberdeen since moving from top-flight rivals Hamilton Academical in July.
Ferguson admits that the length of contract represents “a long time” but says “I have a lot to thank the manager and the club for” and reckons “it shows that the manager really trusts me and wants me here for the next few years”.
Father Derek, the former Hearts, Rangers and Scotland midfielder, had predicted his son would sign a new deal, telling BBC Scotland at the weekend that it was a “no-brainer” for the 19-year-old to extend his contract.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said: “There was a real desire from both sides to extend Lewis’s deal and he’s a key member of my squad.
“There’s a maturity about Lewis and there was a feeling quietly that once he got into the team, he’d be difficult to leave out.”
Ferguson signed from Hamilton on a pre-contract before the end of the 2017/2018 season and made his debut against Burnley in a Europa League qualifier last July.
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By Olukayode Oniwinde