As Rangers fans brace themselves for news surrounding the Everton move for Nathan Patterson, perhaps their attention can quickly turn to another young Ibrox full-back in Adam Devine.
If reports are to be believed, Rangers are set to lose a prime young talent in Nathan Patterson to the Toffees with the transfer fee potentially reaching up to £16m.
But as the 20-year-old Nathan prepares to move on to pastures new – largely with the blessing of supporters – in Adam Devine the club potentially have a ready-made replacement.
Rangers fans who’re familiar with the club’s B Team this season will be well aware of the potential of the next young right-back on the Ibrox conveyor belt.
As our man Jordan Carlisle has previously explained, Rangers have a top talent on their hands in the 18-year-old and he could soon have us forgetting about losing Nathan Patterson to Everton.
Adam Devine a full-back in the Nathan Patterson Rangers mould
The youngster has even captained the B team on occasion and as per James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson, Adam Devine is a wing-back very much in the Ibrox mould.
Capable of bombing forward in attack but also equally capable in defence, Adam Devine has caught the eye several times with Rangers B this season and he looks a touch above those at that level.
Someone who loves a first time pass and is comfortable carrying the ball, he’s the next young right-back in waiting at Ibrox and perhaps – with James Tavernier dominating the position – Adam Devine could be phased into the squad.
You don’t have to just take our word for it either; before the youngster headed out on loan at Brechin City in the second half of last season, then-manager Michael Paton claimed Rangers believe Adam Devine to be “on the same path” as Nathan Patterson [Brechincity.com].
If Rangers can build towards including Adam Devine in the side, then it will allow the club to bank the cash from Nathan Patterson’s transfer to Ibrox.
With the bulk of that £12m reportedly being paid up front by Everton it’ll give Rangers the chance to invest in areas of the squad which perhaps require more work.