By Graeme Hanna

28th Apr, 2023 | 7:10am

Rangers: Nathan Patterson sell-on clause jibe made as Everton crumble v Newcastle United

Guardian journalist Ewan Murray took to his Twitter account to make a jibe at Rangers expense, regarding the transfer of Nathan Patterson to Everton.

The Toffees weren’t spared either, as they were demolished by Newcastle United in a humbling 1-4 defeat on Thursday evening.

The result leaves Sean Dyche’s side hurtling toward relegation from the Premier League, now sitting in 19th place in the table, with Murray joking that he hopes the “famous” clauses included in the deal involve promotion back to the top flight.

The comment from Murray on Twitter stated: “Hope one of the famous Nathan Patterson sell-on clauses for Rangers involved promotion.”

As reported by Sky Sports last year, the structure of the transfer was well documented.

“Rafa Benitez (then manager) made a third move for Patterson early in this transfer window which will earn Rangers a club record initial fee of around £12m, with further add-ons worth £4m.”

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Predictable trolling

As usual, Murray likes to be a contrarian and this “edgy” comment will have amused him greatly.

Of course, he is having a dig at Everton but it is also a snide comment aimed at Rangers for no good reason, other than for the sake of it.

There were clauses in the deal to take Patterson to Merseyside in January 2022, which will hopefully be triggered to the benefit of the Ibrox club, but given what appears to be just around the corner at Goodison, it would appear unlikely.

A drop down to the Championship could even be a boost personally to the Auchenhowie graduate as he could grow and prosper from a full campaign at a decent level. As with Everton overall, that situation is very unclear and isn’t going to change immediately.

Meanwhile, Hearts fan and golf correspondent Murray will definitely continue with his hot takes on Twitter.

In other Rangers news, journeymen are not the answer for next season as Ibrox transfer news emerges this week.