By Doug Ward

13th Oct, 2021 | 6:10pm

£20m Rangers exit for Nathan Patterson mooted ahead of January transfer window

Premier League clubs could pay £20million in order to sign Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson in January, according to The 4th Official.

The reliable football website, which has regularly shared accurate information on the Light Blues, reports that while there is a chance Patterson, 19, will at least see out the season at Ibrox, English clubs could come calling in January.

Patterson assisted Scotland’s winner against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night as the Gers youngster put himself in the media spotlight once again.

And The 4th Official’s Twitter account reckons that a big money offer could be made for him in a few months’ time.

“Sounds premature as there’s a good chance Patterson stays on at Rangers for at least one more year, but there is no doubt he is on the verge of becoming Rangers’ biggest asset for the January transfer window,” The 4th Official said.

“I can definitely see a Premier League club paying £20m, plus 20% sell-on fee.”

Unlikely

After seeing the lowball bids for Patterson in the summer transfer window, we really doubt that anyone will be willing to play £20million, plus agree a sell-on clause, to sign the right-back.

Patterson is an amazing young talent.

He burst onto the scene last season with some impressive performances while James Tavernier was injured.

However, Everton only offered £8million for Patterson in the summer [Scottish Daily Mail] so it’s unlikely that anyone will be paying more than double that.

It’s even more unlikely when you consider the fact that Patterson has played just four times for Steven Gerrard in all competitions this season.

Gerrard is vastly under-using the talented Scotland international, who showed what he can do when his wonderful cross led to Lyndon Dykes scored the late winner versus the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.

Tavernier hasn’t been anything special this season and while we understand he is the club captain, that seems to be the only thing he has going for him over Patterson right now.

In other Rangers news, a major exit from Ibrox is now a “distinct possibility” in the January transfer window.