The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern have been responding to a story in The Scottish Sun, that’s linked James Tavernier with a summer switch to the Premier League. According to the publication, Everton, Burnley and Swansea are all vying for the right-back who’s bagged eight goals and created nine more for the Gers this season.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) April 30, 2018
Tavernier has been one of Rangers’ consistent performers this season and to have contributed to 17 goals from right-back is an impressive feat in itself. Despite the 26-year-old’s numbers and reported interest from below the border, our Ibrox faithful don’t seem too fussed with the defender and would be happy to sell up and cash in on their man. This season has been tough going for our resident Bluenoses, who would probably sanction the sales of most of their core squad if they could.
The 26-year-old Tavernier has been a key player for Rangers this season though. He recently signed a new deal that’s to keep him at Ibrox until 2021 and he’s also been handed the captain’s armband this year in the absence of both Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller. If the defender was to leave for a return to English football it’s hard to see him being the first choice right-back at any of the clubs who are after him, although that might not stop pursuing a move south in the next few months.
After taking that into account, here’s the verdict of our resident Bluenoses:
He was one of the worst players on Sunday and in general seriously overhyped
— shaun johnston (@shauni46) April 30, 2018
I’m off on Thursday if he needs a lift
— keith (@K15rfc) April 30, 2018
They can have him
— Graham Cameron (@GramC1984) April 30, 2018
Let me know and I will happily drive him
— Mr. A (@garthalgar5) April 30, 2018
He wouldn’t get a game in EPL
— Paddy Furey (@SilverMccabe) April 30, 2018
— Kal-El (@Superman_RFC) April 30, 2018
And the losers get to buy him
— David (@cfcdmg1888) 30 April 2018
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Off you trot
— True Blue 1982 (@1982TrueBlue) April 30, 2018