Three of Europe’s top clubs are ready to battle it out with Aston Villa to snap up Nathan Patterson.
The 20-year-old has started just four SPFL matches in his career but already the hype surrounding the defender has exceeded that which welcomed John Fleck, Young McCrory, Lewis MacLeod and David Bates when they made a couple of appearances at Ibrox.
In four Scotland appearances this season totalling 277 playing minutes Patterson managed to pick up two bookings which saw him suspended for last night’s match against group winners Denmark.
Steven Gerrard has been at Villa for less than a week and already been linked with Glen Kamara and Ryan Kent.
Moving for the player that has spent the season on the bench watching James Tavernier seems unlikely but website 90 min decided to take the Patterson hype even further.
Now we can confirm that some of the continent’s top clubs have also been watching Patterson this season, including Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint Germain.
The player is a huge fan of Gerrard after he gave him his debut at Ibrox and he would find it hard to reject linking up again. The same goes for Kamara, who has emerged as a real talent under the new Villa boss.
With his lack of playing time this season it is doubtful whether Patterson is a huge fan o Gerrard.
In February Patterson was fined for attending a house party while Scotland was in Tier Four restrictions, in April the SFA handed him a four match suspension, once Tavernier had recovered from injury.
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