DONE DEAL – Everton Sign Nathan Patterson From Rangers

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Everton have completed the signing of Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson in a record fee for the Ibrox club.

Patterson has signed for the Liverpool-based club for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £12m with a further £4m in add-ons. The structure of payment is said to be £9m up front and a further £3m in installments.

Everton confirmed the signing and contract length after rumours emerged this week that a deal was close.

“Nathan Patterson has signed for Everton from Rangers for an undisclosed fee, the talented right-back agreeing a five-and-a-half-year deal until the end of June 2027.”

Meanwhile, Patterson told Everton TV the decision was an easy one.

“I’m over the moon to sign for Everton and looking forward to getting started.

“It was an easy choice to sign. This is a massive club with huge history and the fanbase is tremendous. Obviously we aren’t in the place where we want to be right now but we can definitely get there with the talent in the changing room and staff here, and I have full belief we can do that.”

Patterson will wear the number 3 shirt formerly worn by former captain Leighton Baines.

Manager Rafael Benitez first moved for the 20-year-old in the summer with a reported £8m offer, but then-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said the Scotland international would not be sold and Everton’s bid was rejected.

However, Patterson has struggled to break into the Rangers team, being limited to only a handful of appearances due to the excellent form of club captain James Tavernier.

The opening of the January transfer window saw a fresh bid from Everton, who sought to land a long-term successor to veteran and club captain Seamus Coleman. The move came after the Blues signed Ukraine left back Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Patterson made 27 club appearances in total for Rangers, scoring twice, and netted his first Scotland goal in the victory against Moldova in November. The 20-year-old has six international caps and featured at Euro 2020.

The Scotsman emerged from the same football academy as Billy Gilmour, who made the move to Chelsea from Rangers.

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