Hutton: No-one is safe from Rangers axe after £10m Patterson update
Alan Hutton has insisted Rangers will consider offers for stars such as James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson in coming transfer windows.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed that all players at Ibrox have a “price tag”.
The Scottish Sun reported yesterday (September 13th) that Everton will have a “clear run” at signing right-back Patterson in January – with a £10million asking price mooted.
The Toffees looked close to completing the deal in the summer window.
However, the transfer was scuppered at the eleventh hour after the Scotland international was forced into self-isolation.
Hutton insisted that Rangers will have no qualms selling star players – as long as the price is right.
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The Rangers TV pundit told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury: “There’s a price tag on everybody’s head, it doesn’t matter if you’re [Alfredo] Morelos, Tavernier or Patterson.“
“If an offer comes in for a player, and Rangers believe it’s good enough – then the player will be sold.
“It’s a difficult situation to be in for Rangers to have two excellent players fighting for one position and they’ll both be desperate to play.
“If a serious offer of around £10million comes in January, I think Rangers will have to think about it.“
Manager Steven Gerrard, as quoted by Glasgow Live after Rangers’ Champions League exit in August, said the European disappointment was bound to have “an impact somewhere down the line”.
As per The Independent, Gers vice-chairman John Bennett claimed the club is aiming to become self-sufficient within the next 18 months.
This could be achieved through the sales of talents such as Patterson.
The 19-year-old has made just two appearances for the Ibrox club this season.