Agbonlahor issues '£50m' Patterson claim as he swipes at Rangers transfer error
Nathan Patterson is going to be worth £50million in two years time and Rangers will regret letting him go to Everton for just £16million.
That is the view of ex-England and Aston Villa attacker Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as Patterson closes in on a move to Everton.
An Everton source told Football Insider today (4 January) the 20-year-old has agreed a long-term deal with the club worth £28,000-a-week.
Rangers have given the green light for a move worth an initial £12million and it could rise to £16million.
“I’ve seen him play and he’s going to be one of those players who is going to be worth £40million or £50million in a few seasons,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“I really rate him. I’ve watched him play for Rangers, I’ve watched him play for Scotland. He’s one of the modern-day full-backs.
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“I hope Rangers have put on a sell-on clause because you might look at and think ‘£16million is great money’ but in this market, is it? They might look back at it in three or four years and he could be playing regularly in the Premier League and his value will be at £40million or £50million.
“He’s an up and down attacking right-back and that’s what Premier League clubs want at the moment.
“Definitely they should put in a 10 or 15 per cent sell-on clause because he’s an outstanding right-back.
“They’ve got Tavernier so there’s no point having two right-backs of that quality. No offence to the Scottish league but you don’t need two quality right-backs especially if one of them is young and can go for such a big fee.
“If Patterson was playing like he does for Rangers and Scotland and was moving from a Premier League club I’m sure he’d be moving for more.
“Look at what has been quoted for Max Aarons. For me, he’s better than Max Aarons.
“Maybe Rangers will look at it in the future and think they should have got more for him.”
In other news, a second Rangers player has agreed a move to an English club.