Rangers hero picks ideal move for Ibrox star - despite being 'biggest fear'
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Rangers hero picks ideal move for Ibrox star - despite being his 'biggest fear'

Rangers favourite Andy Halliday admits that losing James Tavernier next month when the transfer window opens is his “biggest fear” – and thinks a move to his boyhood heroes Leeds United would be ideal for him.

Tavernier has consistently been linked with a move away from Ibrox in recent seasons but no bids have ever materialised, but after scoring 16 times so far this season, Halliday admits he is dreading losing the skipper.

Halliday played alongside Tavernier until leaving Rangers in the summer (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Halliday also thinks that his former Ibrox team-mate has been a “victim” of the Gers’ lack of success in recent season, despite continuing to post pretty remarkable numbers for a full-back.

While Halliday is worried about losing Tavernier, he believes it needs to be the right team to get the best out of the 29-year-old, suggesting a move to Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa would be far more suited to Tav’s style than joining someone like West Brom.

“I think Tav was a victim of the team’s success. Over the past few years when we’ve not won anything, he’s been a victim of that,” Halliday said [Open Goal].

“He has still been scoring ten goals a season, he’s still been getting twelve or fifteen assists a season.

“Defensively there have been questions over him, fair enough if you want to argue that, but his numbers alone.

“I’ve said it before Trent Alexander-Arnold is the best right-back in the world. I still don’t think he is a great defender.

Tavernier has 16 goals and eleven assists to his name this season as he drives the Light Blues on (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

“It is the modern-day full-back, they bring more attacking qualities than defending these days. Especially at the bigger teams who are expected to attack.

“The thing with Tav is, if a team does come in for him it would need to be the right one. See if it was like a West Brom, backs against the wall – that won’t suit him. But it is my biggest fear that he could leave in January. I think like a Leeds, or something.”

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