Premier League side West Ham are interested in signing Rangers captain James Tavernier and are set to make an offer for the marauding full-back, according to a report.

Online outlet TEAMtalk are claiming that the Ibrox right-back is on Dave Moyes’ wishlist this summer whilst Premier League rivals Brighton and Burnley are also sniffing around the player.

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James Tavernier is one of the main men at Rangers and the club would find it incredibly difficult to replace the player. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The report also claims that Rangers are “considering” offering Tavernier a new deal with his current contract set to expire in two years.

The Ibrox captain signed a new deal in 2018 which ties him to the club in 2022 but with the full-back on fine form for Steven Gerrard’s side the player may certainly merit an extension.

However, TEAMtalk believe that Rangers could not match the potential terms which London outfit West Ham could offer the 28-year-old.

James Tavernier has been a consistent presence down that right-hand side for Rangers ever since he signed in 2015 and now he is in his sixth season with the Ibrox club.

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The defender has reached a few major milestones with Rangers in the last few weeks, making his 250th appearance for the club against Dundee United.

 

The athletic full-back also scored his 50th goal for Rangers in the 4-0 Europa League win against Willem II, and his 52nd and 53rd in the 5-1 win over Motherwell at the weekend.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard spoke earlier in the season about his captain coming in for undue criticism and challenged Tav to go and win a trophy to prove the doubters wrong.

“I think Tav is someone who, when he goes through the gears, is unstoppable, and we have seen that, or flashes of that so far this season,” said Gerrard, as quoted by Rangers.co.uk.

“I think he is really close to being at his best.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard made full-back James Tavernier his captain when he came to the club. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Tav is a huge player. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves I don’t think from our own supporters or the credit he deserves from outside.

“I think he needs to go and win something as a captain and a leader to really get the credit he deserves, but to see him on a daily basis, I am certainly someone who really appreciates him for us.”

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