With the January transfer window set to open tomorrow, Rangers supporters have been discussing the future of Nathan Patterson.
A number of sources have claimed that Everton will make another attempt for the 20-year-old, with a £10m bid said to be in the works.
Other Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, have been linked in recent months, and fans on Twitter are split on whether the Light Blues can keep hold of Patterson:
He Needs regular games for his development especially at his age if he’s going to get that else where how can we stand in his way especially if we get 10m or more
— Graeme Pettigrew (@1petti) December 30, 2021
We have to sell some players eventually .
The directors can’t keep propping the company up.
We need to be self sufficient at a high level and that simply costs more money than we generate .
— Gio56 (@steviegwilldo) December 30, 2021
Think he should have a good looking at what's happening to Billy Gilmour.
— Elsie McCready (@ElsieMcCready5) December 30, 2021
What if he wants to go tho? Can’t blame him if he does, as long as the price is right and a nice sell on clause I’d be alright with that.
— Jamie Van B 🇳🇱 (@JJ_RFC) December 30, 2021
That’s his choice but my point is we don’t have to sell our top young talents
— True Blues Loyal ©️™️®️ (@TrueBluesLoyal1) December 30, 2021
We don’t have to sell, but every player will have an acceptable price. Unfortunately, we are a selling club, and will be for the forceable.
Selling him will allow us to reinvest in other areas.
I want him to stay too, but he’s a bit part player at the moment.
— Farva (@FarvaRangers) December 30, 2021
A reliable journalist has suggested that Patterson is keen on a move to Everton, as he doesn’t want to play second fiddle to James Tavernier. If that is the case then manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst may have a tough decision to make.
Does he allow one of the most promising young players to have come out of the Gers academy in years to leave, or does he opt to bench the club captain? We shall see how the Dutchman approaches things.