Scottish Football Transfer News: Celtic near £12.5m double transfer, Rangers to make 1st January signing, Hibs to announce defender, bid rejected for £5m Ibrox star, Aberdeen hand starlet new deal
The January transfer market in Scotland is in full swing. Rangers set their club record transfer sale on Tuesday with the sale of Nathan Patterson to Everton.
A reported £12million deal which could rise to as much as £16million with add-ons puts the Scotland international amongst the top ten record sales from Scotland ahead of Aiden McGeady, Virgil van Dijk and Alan Hutton, Rangers’ previous record sale.
The 20-year-old boyhood Rangers fan departs after 27 matches for the club.
He said: “It was an easy choice to sign. This is a massive club with huge history and the fanbase is tremendous. Obviously we aren’t in the place where we want to be right now but we can definitely get there with the talent in the changing room and staff here, and I have full belief we can do that.”
The move will likely be the headline of the January transfer window but a lot could change in the coming four weeks with plenty of business still to be done and almost every club in the cinch Premiership looking to make additions.
At the same time there will be interest in many of the country’s talent with Calvin Ramsay and John Souttar, two other Scots who have interest from England.
It’s not just about players, however. Kilmarnock landed quite the coup in appointing Derek McInnes as their new boss following the dismissal of Tommy Wright. The former Dons manager will be expected to steer them to promotion.
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