Should he follow in his brother’s footsteps and become a Rangers hero?
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Is it time Rangers looked at Marcus Tavernier?

There have been plenty of brotherly connections at Rangers through the years. Derek and Barry Ferguson. Ronald and Frank de Boer. James and Marcus Tavernier?

Yes, in case you didn’t already know, James Tavernier’s little brother Marcus also plays football. And he’s a rare talent too.

Still only 19, the Middlesbrough winger has been lighting up Teeside. So much so, reports from MailOnline have linked him with Manchester United.

But with plenty of room still to develop, could big brother James intervene? Perhaps Ibrox would be a stage more befitting his development?

Marcus Tavernier, 19, has been on solid form this season and looks an exciting prospect. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The tricky left winger has played eleven times this season, scoring three goals. For a youngster in a competitive league like the Championship, that’s a strong return.

He’s notoriously fast, creative and has an eye for goal. Being a left winger, he may be too similar to the emerging Glenn Middleton. Being an U20s England talent, he might command a meaty fee too.

But he’s clearly well thought of in England. England Manager Gareth Southgate invited the youngster to train with the main team back in September. It’s an experience which will only better Marcus Tavernier as a player.

Marcus Tavernier is also a regular in England’s youth international squads. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Could he wind up a Rangers? We might just be priced out of a move for the young Northern talent. We also have plenty of options in his position.

But with James Tavernier Rangers captain, he might be able to sell the idea to his younger brother some way down the line. Who knows, we might eventually see him on loan.

Brother James himself has been the subject of plenty of transfer talk in recent windows too.


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