Rangers defender Nathan Patterson was a top target for Everton before the transfer deadline – and Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson is a huge fan.
The Gers have one outstanding right back in James Tavernier, but youngster Patterson is breathing right down his neck at Ibrox.
Patterson has come through the Rangers ranks and impressed last season, bagging two goals in 14 first-team appearances.
The 19-year-old is now a Scotland international too, and was considered the star man against Moldova on Saturday night.
Rangers are having to juggle their two right backs, and chose to keep Patterson despite having millions on the table from Everton.
The Toffees made two bids before the transfer deadline, worth £5million and £8million, and were preparing a third bid before learning of quarantine issues.
That would suggest that Everton still want to sign Patterson, and we may well see the Toffees make that third bid when the January window opens.
Liverpool ace Robertson played with Patterson for Scotland on Saturday, and it’s fair to say he has been very impressed.
Robertson told The Scotsman that he thought Patterson was ‘excellent’, with his ‘aggressive’ nature when pressing really helping Scotland.
Robertson was honest though, adding that Patterson was too erratic in the beginning of the game, but settled down and showed his quality. Maybe one day in the near future, Patterson will end up joining Robertson on Merseyside.
“Nathan I thought was excellent, especially in the first half,” said Robertson. “He was the one being aggressive in the press. He was the one who made the goal, really. In the first ten minutes he looked as though he was maybe a wee bit excited and erratic, so luckily we managed to get hold of him at the goal and tell him to calm down!
“He did that and started to pick the passes. I thought he was excellent,” he added.