Rangers would likely reject a £10m offer from an English Premier League side for Nathan Patterson, according to Alex Rae.
The ex-Gers midfielder believes it would take a massive bid for the Light Blues to consider selling their brightest young prospect in the January transfer window:
“It’s a lot of money for a guy who hasn’t played a great deal of first-team football. You can clearly see what the boy brings to the table. I’ve obviously given the academy a wee bit of stick over the years but you have to give them plenty of praise here. This kid is tremendous. The thing is, if they’ve knocked back £8m or £9m, if they come back with £10m, is that really going to change their [Rangers] mind? I don’t think it will.”
Everton, Aston Villa and Manchester United have all been credited with an interest in Patterson over the past few months and it remains to be seen whether any team will make a formal offer for the defender in the New Year.
The 20-year-old has not, so far, usurped captain James Tavernier as first-choice right-back since the arrival of new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst. He was an unused substitute in the 1-0 win over Hibernian on Wednesday evening.
Considering Patterson is not a regular starter, receiving an eight-figure sum could tempt Rangers into selling up. Fans will, however, be hoping that the fullback remains at Ibrox for the foreseeable future.