Rangers skipper James Tavernier is set to follow in footsteps of Ibrox vice-captain Connor Goldson and commit himself to the Ibrox club.
After signing a new two-year extension last season, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that James Tavernier will sign on the dotted line at Ibrox until 2026.
A monumental figure at Ibrox, it can only be regarded as a huge positive to tie the club legend and future Hall of Famer down on a longer-term deal.
A fixture on the club’s right hand side, so much of the good Rangers have done in recent seasons has gone through the marauding full-back and at 30 he shows no signs of slowing down.
An athletic and robust presence, James Tavernier continues to be available week in and week out and his ability to whip in a ball and spark an attack is central to how this Rangers team play.
It’s poignant too that this week marked the 7th year anniversary of Tavernier joining Rangers from Wigan Athletic whilst the club was under the management of Mark Warburton.
Warburton too was also back at Ibrox for the first time as part of Davie Moyes’ coaching set-up at Premier League West Ham.
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Since moving to Ibrox, Tavernier has gone on to make a monumental 347 appearances for the club, scoring 83 goals and laying on a remarkable 107 assists.
That means in seven seasons, James Tavernier has contributed 190 goals in close to 350 appearances, or 27 goals/assists per season.
It symbolises the quite outstanding impact James Tavernier has had at Rangers and fans everywhere will be delighted to hear the right-back is committing his future to the club.
The news comes after Connor Goldson – a close ally and personal friend of Tavernier’s at Rangers – penned a new deal ahead of the new season.
Connor has also committed himself to Ibrox for the next four season and is now contracted to Rangers until 2026 [Rangers].
Both players are the foundation of this Rangers team and let’s hope now any conjecture regarding their futures has been put to bed they can focus on the season ahead and regaining our title.
Meanwhile, Rangers fans might be praising a new signing duo but their appearance at the club can free-up a £7m asset to flourish next season.