By Danny Mills

7th Jan, 2022 | 5:40pm

Coleman set for Everton demotion after confirmed news - Mills

Danny Mills has suggested Seamus Coleman will be phased out at Everton after the arrival of Nathan Patterson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender insisted Patterson’s move from Rangers to Everton is “good business for both”.

The Blues confirmed on Tuesday (4 January) the right-back had signed a contract until the summer of 2027 at Goodison Park.

It is understood they paid an initial £12million fee, which may rise to £16million, and Patterson will earn £28,000-a-week at his new club.

The six-time Scotland international told Everton’s YouTube channel on Tuesday he had a good conversation with club captain Coleman and was looking forward to working with him.

Fans favourite Coleman has played over 300 times for the Toffees across all competitions and has been skipper since August 2019.

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But he could now follow fellow full-back Lucas Digne in taking a second-string role at Goodison.

Asked for his verdict on the move, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think it’s a good deal for both.

“By all accounts, he’s a very good player. Both parties will be relatively happy with the business that’s been done.

“Everton are getting in a young player. Obviously, Seamus Coleman is not going to go on forever. What happens to him after a couple of seasons?

“It’s a great opportunity for Patterson to come in and learn, to be involved.

“It’s good business for both.”

Patterson played 27 games for Rangers but managed just five league starts as he failed to dislodge club captain James Tavernier.

The 20-year-old scored twice for his boyhood club, including a goal in the Europa League knockout stages against Royal Antwerp last season.

In other news, Everton have set their sights on signing a Man United sensation who’s wowed Bruno Fernandes.