Brighton interested in Rangers captain James Tavernier – reports
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Brighton interested in Rangers captain James Tavernier – reports

Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in a January move for Rangers captain James Tavernier, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims the English Premier League club sent scouts to Glasgow for Thursday’s game with Rapid Vienna. They would’ve been mightily impressed as Tavernier played a key role in Rangers 3-1 victory, even scoring from the spot.

The Daily Mail also reported it isn’t the first time Brighton have moved for James Tavernier.

Connor Goldson was signed from Brighton in the Summer and his teammate Tavernier may be offered the chance to move the other way. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Brighton wanted loan move

The paper says Brighton attempted to sign the flying wing back in the Summer but didn’t reach Rangers valuation of the player.

When they failed, the Seasiders apparently tried to arrange a season long loan move. The right back was also reportedly the subject of interest from Swansea and West Brom.

He stayed at Ibrox amidst interest on the English deadline day and recently signed a new four year contract keeping him at the club until 2022.

Should we be worried?

James Tavernier loves our club. He’s very honoured to be captain and is undoubtedly one of our top players. Himself and Alfredo Morelos are certainly our most dangerous going forward.

James Tavernier was cool as a cucumber from the spot on Thursday night. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s also improved at the back, looks unbelievably fit and has relished the captaincy on and off the pitch. His stats throughout his tenure at Ibrox have been outstanding.

We don’t want to lose him. I’m fairly convinced he doesn’t want to leave at the moment either.

But if the bid is high enough every player has a price. What do you think that would be for Rangers? Seven, eight million? More?