I was sent this by a family member. And normally I cover some Football Insider stories only if it involves Celtic, but this one, I simply couldn’t ignore.
The headline was an eyecatcher, and it was written, allegedly by Paddy Kenny.
Eyecatcher is a bit of a stretch to be honest. Downright nonsense that I will give them but here is where their madness started, “Rangers could accept £15m Everton bid for Patterson after update”
What was the update? Did Patterson all of a sudden turn into Cafu? Are Everton willing, or have ever hinted to bidding anywhere near £15m?
Did someone inside Everton decide, ‘Right, they’re not accepting £5m. How can we get value?’, ‘I know! Offer £15m!’
But, like you, I’m itching to find out what the latest development is that will make Everton offer £15m for the Blue Cafu.
So here we go. Here is Kenny’s insight as Kenny insists Everton should be willing to splash out more on the young right back, “You’d have thought it would be double or triple that Everton offer.”
“You think about to Thierry Small who’s gone to Southampton. They might get £5m for him, and he’s a 17-year-old kid.”
“Patterson is obviously a brilliant, established Rangers right-back who plays for Scotland, who is proven.
“To offer the same sort of money doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t get it whatsoever.
“I’m sure they are going to let him go, it won’t be for that much. They’ll want a lot more than that.”
Established? Really? Proven? Not by a long shot.
Ah and he ‘plays’ for Scotland. How many appearances now has he made for club and country?
A terrible piece and I wonder if Kenny even had anything to do with it because if my name was put on this moonhowling nonsense I would just give up this game.