Former Rangers star set to leave loan just six months after £16m move


The 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season kicks off next weekend, but there is still more than a month left in the summer transfer window.

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Celtic and Rangers continued their pre-season preparations with friendlies against English sides this weekend.

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Rangers’ pursuit of Turkish striker Ridvan Yilmaz continues to be the main focus when it comes to Scottish Cup holders, but the big story on Sunday morning is that a former Ger looks set to leave his current club on loan just months after leaving Ibrox in a bumper £16m transfer.

Meanwhile, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has publicly stated why he still plans to bring in even more depth into his first-team title defense.

Here are the Celtic and Rangers transfer stories that made headlines on Sunday morning:

Ex-Rangers star ready to leave loan

According The Scottish SunEverton plan to send Nathan Patterson on loan to ensure more regular playing time.

The Toffees signed the right-back from Rangers in January for £16million but his opportunities under Frank Lampard were limited last season.

The 20-year-old was signed by Rafa Benitez shortly before the former Liverpool and Newcastle United boss was replaced by the Chelsea icon.

It is believed that several EFL Championship sides will be lining up to bring in the Scotland international.

Postecoglou wants a ‘robust’ Celtic team

Scotland Sunday features an interview with Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as the Australian outlines his intentions for the remainder of the transfer window.

The champions have already secured Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers on permanent deals and brought in Alexandro Bernabéi, Aaron Mooy, Benji Siegrist and Moritz Jenz.

However, their case is not over yet according to the head coach who said: “If we are going to play 60 games this season and try to take part in all competitions, you have to have a strong squad.

“So far, our whole recruitment process has been about strengthening our team.

“If we had some fragility last season it was because it was too much of a burden on individuals and we ended up falling apart and losing key players for big chunks of the season.

“So we want to avoid that this season. In many ways, we got away with it last season.

“When it comes to the league, the Champions League and the cup competitions this season, we want all of our players to be healthy, so that will spread the burden between them.”


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