The Times have claimed that Nathan Patterson is interested in joining Everton from Rangers.
The Toffees have been interested in Patterson for some time, with Rafa Benitez reportedly viewing him as a long-term replacement for the ageing Seamus Coleman.
They made two attempts to sign him last summer, with a £5m bid reportedly instantly rejected by Rangers.
But it seems they haven’t been deterred by their earlier failings, with the Daily Mail reporting on Tuesday that they will submit another offer during the January transfer window.
In an ideal world, Rangers would hold onto him for years and Patterson would go on to become a legend at the club he has supported since he was a boy.
That’s certainly what plenty of fans want to see happen.
However, the fact that he’s not a regular starter means that the impact of selling him now may be less significant than it would be for other players, and importantly, The Times report that he’s actually interested in the move.
It’s suggested that he’s frustrated at his relative lack of playing time at Ibrox so far this season and is therefore keen to have a crack at the Premier League.
Rangers star Patterson keen for pastures new
Despite growing up a Rangers fan, it wouldn’t be a massive surprise if Patterson was keen to move on from Ibrox.
He’s seen less than 600 minutes of action so far this season and the fact is that with the skipper James Tavernier the man keeping him out of the side, his situation is unlikely to change for several years yet.
While not the result many fans want to see, it already made business sense to cash in on the Scotland international and he if wants to go, there’s every chance of it happening next month.
As long as Everton stump up a big enough sum.
Meanwhile, in a transfer twist, a Rangers loanee is reportedly in advanced negotiations to seal a switch to a new club.