Rangers supporters have been quite optimistic in the Transfer Tavern in the last few weeks after seeing their club bring four new faces to Ibrox ahead of the second half of the season, a half many hope will be better than the first.
Graeme Murty’s men went into the New Year third in the Scottish Premiership table and 11 points adrift of leaders Celtic, in a campaign which has also seen them humiliated by Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn in Europa League qualifying. Yet there appears to be much positivity among our resident Gers fans following the signing for four new players in the January window, with Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy, Jason Cummings, and Russell Martin all moving north of the border on loan until the end of the season.
However, it’s not all good news on the transfer front if a recent report from Football Insider is anything to go by, which suggests that defender James Tavernier is seeking to ‘quit’ the Scottish giants as he eyes up a ‘return to England’.
The 26-year-old made the move to Ibrox back in 2015 after spending is entire career prior to that move south of the border, yet he has since proven his worth to the Gers with 121 appearances for the club, in which time he has scored 21 goals and laid on 36 assists.
And with impressive displays in many of his 27 games for Murty’s side this term, Tavernier has certainly made a name for himself at Rangers, but the influential ace looks set to deal the club a big blow as he reportedly seeks a ‘return to England’, and thus will not pen a new deal to remain at Ibrox.
And given his excellent efforts at right-back for the Gers this season, this news is sure to frustrate our resident Rangers fans, many of whom have been positive about their side’s chances heading into the second half of the season.
Landlord’s verdict: James Tavernier’s record since moving to Rangers back in 2015 is quite extraordinary, with the right-back scoring 21 goals and laying on 36 assists for the Scottish giants.
However, reports suggest that he wants out of Ibrox in a bid to ‘return to England’, where he spent the entirety of his professional career prior to making the move north of the border two-and-a-half years ago.
And with clubs reportedly keen on the 26-year-old, a deal could well take place this month, in what could well be a big blow to Rangers boss Graeme Murty, who has seen Tavernier impress repeatedly in a Gers strip so far this season.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!
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