Reported £16m ex-Rangers star handed major PL amid post-match fan controversy
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Reported £16m ex-Rangers star in major Premier League career boost

Rangers star Nathan Patterson is set to get his Premier League chance at Everton after the Merseyside club guaranteed their top flight survival.

Despite spending millions on their squad Everton have been teetering on the brink of relegation but their 3-2 comeback victory over Crystal Palace has salvaged their campaign.

Delirious fans controversially invaded the pitch as the final whistle went at Goodison Park with the Toffees boss Frank Lampard now set to lead the side with a full summer under his belt.

Nathan Patterson was signed by Everton in January as Rangers raked in a record fee that could eventually rise to an impressive £16m [Sky Sports].

But despite the costly nature of the 20-year-old Scotland international’s transfer Patterson has yet to make a single appearance in the Premier League.

In fact, Patterson’s only appearance for the blue half of Liverpool to date was 45 minutes in a 2-0 win over Boreham Wood.

Nathan Patterson given Everton Premier League boost

Given the progression of the kid at Ibrox, it’s remarkable that Nathan Patterson has found himself out of the team at Everton but next season brings new opportunities.

The Scotland right-back will be delighted that these are set to come in the Premier League rather than a competitive Championship.

Everton manager Frank Lampard has preferred the likes of Seamus Coleman or Alex Iwobi on the right of a back five but has spoken previously about Patterson’s development after his debut v Boreham Wood.

“In my role unfortunately you have to make decisions,” said Lampard [Herald].

“Sometimes they’re not emotional decision, they’re practical, and yesterday it was absolutely practical to have to change – and Nathan was the choice.

“I thought he did okay in the game. I was pleased for him to have his debut, we brought him here for a reason. I was relatively, not disappointed but I have to be understanding of what that means.

“What Nathan will feel from myself and the staff is a real engagement and desire to work with him.

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“He’s a young player, who’s a developing player still, and even after that he will feel our support of how we want him to play and how we want him to develop.

“Things like that happen at that stage of your career, whoever you are. As a younger player you have to take something on the chin and understand that this is high-level, and keep working. And that’s all he has to do.“

Meanwhile, another Rangers asset is being tipped to break the Ibrox transfer record again amid Premier League interest.

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