By Jack Cunningham

31st Aug, 2021 | 2:30pm

Everton's move for Rangers man Nathan Patterson did not fail because of COVID

Rangers man Nathan Patterson’s proposed move to Everton still wouldn’t have happened even if he hadn’t had to self-isolate, according to David Edgar from the Heart & Hand podcast.

Writing in their daily update on Patreon, Edgar claimed that the Gers rejected a bid of £8million from the Toffees for the 19-year-old and that COVID didn’t scupper Patterson’s move to Goodison Park [Daily Mail].

He describes these claims as “nonsense”, and it appears as if the reason Patterson didn’t move to Everton was because the Toffees’ bid wasn’t high enough; it had nothing to do with him having to self-isolate.

Good news for Rangers.

Patterson was the subject of an initial £5million bid from the Toffees, and Steven Gerrard pretty much laughed that off [Daily Record].

Then they came back with another offer slightly higher, but it is clear that the Gers value Patterson much more than that, which is absolutely fair enough considering how good he has looked so early in his career.

To be honest, the bid from the Toffees was pretty disgraceful, really and they were clearly just trying to get a cheap deal.

Luckily, the board weren’t having any of that, and it appears as if COVID didn’t scupper Patterson’s move as the Toffees’ bid would have been rejected anyway.

In other Rangers news, the Gers could sign a new midfielder today.