By Doug Ward

22nd Aug, 2021 | 6:30pm

Rangers reject Everton bid for Nathan Patterson

Rangers have rejected Everton’s reported bid to sign right-back Nathan Patterson, according to the Heart & Hand Podcast.

The Mirror reported earlier on Sunday that Everton had offered £5million for the 19-year-old with Rafa Benitez trying to strike a deal with his former player Steven Gerrard.

However, the ever-reliable Heart & Hand Podcast report the offer has already been kicked into touch by the Scottish champions.

Brilliant news

Rangers cannot be swayed into selling their players on the cheap.

Patterson is a 19-year-old right-back who’s already a full international and played for his country at a major tournament.

Last season, he played a massive role in us reaching the last-16 of the Europa League and winning the Premiership title.

We know what money those clubs south of the border have so £5million for a young, up-and-coming player like Patterson is derisory.

Everton may have had a slow summer due to profit and sustainability rules in England but we’re sure they could afford more than £5million.

They’ve been desperate for a new right-back to be a long-term replacement for Seamus Coleman for a long time.

If you want a good one, pay the money for him.

It’s about time Scottish football stops underselling itself.

Neil Doncaster and the SPFL have done that with the Cinch sponsorship deal and we’ve seen Celtic sell their players on the cheap for years.

Once again, it’s up to Rangers to help Scottish football as a whole.

In other Rangers news, a YouTube star has been raving about this international ace after the Gers launched a major bid to sign him.