Mystery surrounds latest Rangers deal as key player commits to club

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Mystery surrounds latest Rangers deal as key player commits to club

Rangers have announced a new “long-term” contract extension for talismanic club captain James Tavernier as he commits his future to Ibrox.

However, the club and the Ibrox skipper have been decidedly coy on how long the former Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic right-back has signed on at Ibrox.

With Tav’s previous contract set to expire in the summer of 2024, Rangers claim this deal will take him “well into his thirties” at Ibrox.

A bonafide club legend at this point, news that the 55-winning captain and last season’s Scottish Cup holder is signing on at Ibrox can only be a good thing for the club.

But in the official announcement of the deal Rangers have not confirmed the length of this contract and it’s a mystery that has left plenty guessing.

James Tavernier delighted to sign new Rangers contract

Nonetheless, the news has been celebrated by supporters and by James Tavernier himself who cannot wait to build on Rangers’ progress in recent seasons after signing the contract.

“I just want to spend more years here and have that security,” said Tavernier [Rangers].

“It is such a great place to play football and I can’t wait to see what the coming years have to bring.

“I am settled here, my family are settled here, so it was a no-brainer to get the contact extension over the line.”

Rangers captain James Tavernier must surely go down as one of the Ibrox club’s greatest ever signings after joining the side from Wigan in a reported £250k in 2015.

The last remaining player from the club’s stint in the lower divisions, Tavernier has gone on to make 353 appearances for Rangers, scoring 85 goals and laying on 109 assists.

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Made the club captain by Steven Gerrard in 2018, it’s a remarkable return for a right-back and let’s hope this contract can kick James Tavernier on to be even more successful for Rangers.

Meanwhile, Rangers fans are wondering if the club should’ve had a penalty in the 2-2 Champions League draw with PSV Eindhoven.