Aberdeen midfielder Funso Ojo insists team-mate Lewis Ferguson has all the attributes required to make the transition to English football.
The Belgian has been impressed by the performances of Scotland under-21 international Ferguson and believes his Pittodrie team-mate has already shown manager Derek McInnes will earn the club a substantial return on the investment for the former Hamilton Accies player.
Ojo said: “Lewis has a really good chance of making a successful career.
“The manager told me he signed him for only £200,000 and my first thought was that you’d have a £2 million profit straight away if you want to sell him!
“He is a really good player and he can play at whatever level he wants.
“He has age on his side, he is a Scottish international already so I don’t see why any club wouldn’t take him.
“Lewis has all the attributes you need to play in England, he definitely has.”
Ojo, who returned to first team duty last month following three months on the sidelines with a double hamstring tear, came close to joining Hibernian in the summer but having seen former Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom sacked since he opted to join the Dons, Ojo is convinced the stable option of Aberdeen was the right decision.
He said: “Everyone could have predicted Aberdeen would end up higher than Hibernian.
“They wanted me to sign because they felt I would enjoy it more playing for them.
“But they had a rocky start and the manager has been sacked, so I don’t think I would have enjoyed it there.”
In his failed attempt to convince Ojo to since former Hibs boss Heckingbottom cast doubt on whether Cormack Park, Aberdeen’s training ground, would ever come to fruition but having done his fitness recovery at the complex since it opened in October the Dons midfielder feels he has played a strong role in ensuring the facility was ready for his team-mates.
He said: “Hibs told me that we would never train here.
“When I was out I was at the new training ground before the rest of the lads.
“So I’ve had a different experience to the rest of the boys, I felt like I was working there.”