Rangers in talks with talent who has shades of reported £16m star - report

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Rangers in talks with talent who has shades of reported £16m star - report

Rangers are in negotiations with young right-back Adam Devine as the club hope the teenage defender can follow in the footsteps of Scotland international Nathan Patterson.

According to Football Insider, the Gers are in discussions with the 19-year-old talent over a new contract which would keep him at the club beyond 2023.

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The report claims that Rangers view Adam Devine as someone who can break into the first team in the coming seasons, suggesting he is perhaps a long-term successor to James Tavernier.

The Ibrox skipper himself signed a new contract earlier this month – with mystery surrounding the length of the deal – and the Gers also have Polish right-back Mateusz Zukowski as an option.

Adam Devine is already a first-team player at Rangers having made his debut against Dundee United towards the end of last season by replacing James Tavernier.

The right-back also started the 3-1 Scottish Premiership win over Hearts a few weeks later and caught the eye of supporters in an impressive 90-minute display.

Can Adam Devine follow Nathan Patterson at Rangers?

Devine will naturally gain comparisons with ex-Rangers right-back talent Nathan Patterson, who moved to Premier League Everton earlier in the year.

The Toffees paid a reported £12m rising to £16m [Sky Sports] to bring the defender the Goodison Park and now Patterson is beginning to settle into Frank Lampard’s side.

In the immediate aftermath of the move, we’d even signposted the kid as a potential replacement.

A full Scotland international, Nathan Patterson kickstarted the so-called player trading model at Rangers and brought in a then record fee.

If Adam Devine can go on to have even a fraction of the impact Patterson had at the club both on the pitch and off it then Rangers will have done very well with the kid indeed.

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Devine was also one of five Rangers youngsters to extend their contracts to 2023 back in June 2021, joining the likes of Alex Lowry and Robbie Ure by committing to the club.

After Alex Lowry impressed last season, the Gers tied him down to a further three-year deal and it looks like Adam Devine could be the latest to sign on at Rangers.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been handed a major boost ahead of the club’s upcoming trip to Celtic Park.