Rangers are willing to let James Tavernier leave the club for just £4m in the summer transfer window, according to The Shields Gazette.
To let Tavernier leave for such a cut-price fee wouldn’t be ideal for the Glasgow outfit, especially after they were looking for £15m just last summer. But, his performances have shown that it is in the best interest of everyone involved that the Bradford-born man does get moved on, even if his value has plummeted by £11m.
In the Europa League tie against Young Boys back in October, the 28-year-old made two errors as he endured a horrific game (via BBC). Things weren’t much better in the Scottish Premiership with the defender missing a penalty in the clash with Motherwell later that month, which was his third in five attempts.
As if his errors on the pitch weren’t bad enough, the right-back also made a huge one off the field when he claimed the Ibrox giants don’t have the mental strength to handle tough situations (via Daily Mail). He was lambasted by former Hoops player Kris Commons for his comments, who claimed Scott Brown would never have such a ‘defeatist’ attitude (Daily Mail via The Scottish Sun).
Are Rangers right to want to get rid of James Tavernier?
This season hasn’t been the greatest from a Rangers point of view. After getting knocked out of the Scottish Cup, losing to Celtic in the League Cup final and sitting a mammoth 13 points behind their bitter rivals in the league, wholesale changes will be needed at the end of the campaign.
Letting underperforming players leave is the first step to ensuring these changes are made and with Tavernier having been woeful a number of times while also infuriating fans with his comments about the squad’s mentality, he should be one of the first to be shown the door.
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