Gillingham’s Scottish manager Steve Evans has revealed that “four or five” Premier League bosses have called him to ask about Glasgow Rangers defender James Tavernier.
Evans discusses Tavernier
Evans managed Gers captain Tavernier at Rotherham, and the two remain in touch to this day.
Speaking to the Daily Record, the 58-year-old has revealed that several bosses in the English top flight have asked him about the Ibrox right-back. He said:
“I believe Premier League clubs have come in for James. I’ve spoken to four or five bosses who wanted a character reference on him. That’s just in the last six months.
“But James loves being at that club. Some days when he’s out for a run, he’ll go past Ibrox – just to have a look at the place.
“He’d never say that in public but that tells you how much the kid loves it there.”
Vital to the Gers
Tavernier is undoubtedly one of Steven Gerrard’s most important players this season. As skipper, he has led the team by example – the 29-year-old has managed more goals and assists than every other player in the squad (Transfermarkt), while he has been part of a backline which has shipped just 10 goals in the Premiership (BBC).
Will Tavernier end his career at Rangers?
It is hardly surprising to hear that teams south of the border are interested in his services. Fortunately for the 55-time Scottish champions, it appears that his future remains at Ibrox. He recently signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2024 (rangers.co.uk), and as Evans explained, he is loving life in Glasgow. English sides can try all they want to sign him – their actions will most likely be in vain.
In other news, Rangers eye a move for this 14-goal winger.
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