The lowdown: Career so far
Since then, the 23-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in the senior ranks at the Riverside Stadium, amassing 155 outings for the first team and directly contributing to 36 goals in the process.
Having now entered the final 24 months of his ‘Boro contract (Transfermarkt), the former England youth international could be heading for the first permanent transfer of his career…
The latest: Forest considering Tavernier swoop
As per Football League World, the Premier League quartet of Nottingham Forest, Everton, Bournemouth and Leicester City are all ‘weighing up bids’ to sign the former England under-20 starlet this summer.
It’s claimed that ‘sources’ close to the outlet have suggested that Middlesbrough are ‘braced to lose’ Tavernier during the ongoing transfer window.
The report added that the quartet of suitors are ‘all looking at mounting a bid’ for the versatile midfielder, who was lauded for a ‘sensational’ goal and assist-laden, 8.0 Sofascore-rated display against West Brom by journalist Graeme Bailey in February. However, the Teessiders will hold out for offers in excess of £10m for their man.
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The verdict: Worth the gamble
In addition to the six signings already completed at the City Ground this summer, Tavernier – who currently earns a reported £5,900 per week (Salary Sport) – would represent another astute acquisition for the Reds, particularly given the lack of left midfield options currently at Steve Cooper’s disposal, with youngster Alex Mighten currently the only natural in the role.
While the Leeds native is yet to be tested in the Premier League, 135 appearances in the Championship – a league which is widely recognised as being among the toughest examinations for any player in Europe – certainly stands the youngster in good stead for making the move to the top flight.
Capable of playing in a variety of positions, including on either wing and centrally, Tavernier’s strongest attributes lie in his attacking prowess and would therefore be regarded as a marauding, forward-thinking midfielder in Cooper’s ranks, should the Reds fend off the competition and make this deal happen.
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