Everton have announced the signing of right-back Nathan Patterson from Rangers on a five-and-a-half-year deal, with the 20-year-old set to provide immediate and long-term competition to Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman.
Joining for an undisclosed fee, the Scotland international becomes the Toffees’ second signing of the transfer window, following Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko’s arrival from Dynamo Kiev.
Patterson, a Rangers academy product, made his senior debut for the Glasgow outfit in January 2020 and has played 25 times for them in total.
He has spoken with Coleman already, telling evertontv: “It was an easy choice to sign. This is a massive club with huge history and the fanbase is tremendous.
“I had a good conversation with [Seamus] yesterday. He let me know he’s a Celtic fan, so he had to get that in there early on!
“I’m really looking forward to working alongside him. He’s an experienced pro who has been through it all. I’m just looking to learn under him.
“I’ll try and grab anything I can off him. That’s why I’m here, to learn and become a better player and hopefully win things, go on and do well for the club. If I’m working alongside Seamus that’s definitely going to happen.”