By Danny Mills

19th Sep, 2021 | 7:20pm

Rangers could sell Patterson for initial £4m after newspaper reveal - pundit

Danny Mills has claimed £10million is a “big” price tag for Rangers star Nathan Patterson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender delivered his verdict as Everton will reportedly step up their efforts to sign Patterson.

The Sun reported on September 12 Everton have a clear run at the defender after Liverpool pulled out of the race for his signature.

It is claimed Everton are prepared to spend £10million to secure the services of the teenager.

The Blues wanted to sign Patterson over the summer as they look for a long-term Seamus Coleman successor but a deal failed to materialise.

Steven Gerrard branded their opening offer a “joke” and the player then got covid and would not have been available to complete a move before the window slammed shut.

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Asked for his assessment of the latest report, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s big money for someone is yet to prove it.

“It could be one of those where it’s £4million or £5million then it rises to £10million if he does x, y and z. That’s the way I’d always look to negotiate a deal as a buying club.

“He’s obviously a decent talent but at 19 he’s still got a lot to prove.”

Patterson has now played 18 times across all competitions for Rangers’ senior side but is yet to appear in the Scottish Premiership this term.

He was part of the Scotland squad at this summer’s European Championship but did not feature at the tournament.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has dropped a “huge” Rangers and Celtic claim amid a £600m reveal.