By Alan Hutton

3rd Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Pundit cites Tierney in 'big money' Rangers player claim after late bid reported

Alan Hutton has suggested Rangers will demand a “big money” fee for Nathan Patterson after reportedly rejecting £8million from Everton.

The former Ger, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, compared the 19-year-old’s rise to that of ex-Celtic ace Kieran Tierney.

The Daily Mail reported on Monday (August 30th) that Rangers turned down bids of £5million and £8million from Everton.

The newspaper claimed that the Toffees were preparing a third offer before Patterson was forced into self-isolation to scupper a move.

Hutton admitted he feared the Glasgow giants would consider the Toffees’ £8million.

However, he suggested the Light Blues could hold out for an eight-figure as Celtic did for Tierney.

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The left-back eventually joined Arsenal for a reported £25million.

“We are talking big money,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“I don’t know how many appearances he’s made for Rangers [18] but the potential for him to develop into an even better player is all there.

“He ticks all the boxes and I did get a little bit worried when I saw the £8million. I thought Rangers would think it’d be there or thereabouts.

Rangers obviously see what I see. This boy has got everything to be a fantastic player for Rangers and Scotland.

“He’s in that Kieran Tierney mould. They obviously see a value even bigger than the £8million, which I do as well.

“Rangers have done brilliantly to keep him and they obviously see his potential, but the hard part is to get him in the team over Tavernier.

“It will be interesting to see what happens because Tavernier is so instrumental at the club.”

Patterson has made 18 appearances for the Gers in all competitions, scoring two goals.

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