Everton could now sign Nathan Patterson in the January transfer window, but on one condition, says former Rangers man Alan Hutton.
The Lowdown: Patterson link
As per The Scottish Sun, the Goodison Park faithful will now have a ‘clear run’ at signing the Glasgow Rangers right-back in January, with a price tag in the region of £10m being mooted.
Should Everton sign Patterson?
According to The Daily Mail, they had bids of £5m and £8m rejected for Patterson in the summer, and so could well revisit their interest when the next window opens.
The Latest: Hutton on Patterson
Speaking to Football Insider, former Light Blues right-back now pundit has said that Patterson will be sold by his former team if a ‘serious offer’ came in:
“There’s a price tag on everybody’s head, it doesn’t matter if you’re (Alfredo) Morelos, Tavernier or Patterson.
“If an offer comes in for a player, and Rangers believe it’s good enough – then the player will be sold.
“It’s a difficult situation to be in for Rangers to have two excellent players fighting for one position and they’ll both be desperate to play.
“If a serious offer of around £10million comes in January, I think Rangers will have to think about it.“
The Verdict: Sign
Seamus Coleman is not getting any younger at 32 years of age, and so the Merseyside club need to invest in a younger right-back who can at first cover for the Republic of Ireland international before eventually taking his place in the starting line-up.
Patterson would be perfect for this role, given that he is just 19 years of age, and has already shown how much potential he has by getting called up to the senior Scotland squad for Euro 2020, playing in two matches in total under Steve Clarke (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, £10m could turn out to be a real bargain in the future, just like the minuscule fee the Blues paid for Coleman.
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