Pundit thinks Everton 20-year-old is ‘going to be an absolute machine’
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Pundit thinks Everton 20-year-old is 'going to be an absolute machine'

Everton newcomer Nathan Patterson will become “an absolute machine”.

This is according to Rangers legend Barry Ferguson, who compared the Toffees signing to a young Alan Hutton.

Everton signed Patterson on Tuesday, the Blues paying Rangers a reported £16million for his services.

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The right-back has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park.

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Patterson is the club’s second signing of the January transfer window following defender Vitaliy Mykolenko’s arrival.

The 20-year-old is one of the best players to come through the Gers ranks in recent years.

He made 27 appearances for the Scottish club and regularly gave a great account of himself.

Patterson was unlucky in that James Tavernier, the club captain and one of the first names on the teamsheet, also plays at right-back.

Rangers’ loss is Everton’s gain, and Ferguson is confident that Patterson will thrive in the Premier League.

“So much so it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if he’s moving on again in a year or so from now or even sooner,” he wrote in the Daily Record. “He’s that special.

“When he’s fully matured this boy is going to be an absolute machine and I can’t wait to see him make his mark on the English game.

“He reminds me of a young Alan Hutton. When Hutts first came into the Rangers team as a kid he was prone to making the odd error.

“If anything Nathan is maybe even an ever better player at the same age.”

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