Rangers have made their decision on reported interest from West Ham in club captain James Tavernier – and it’ll be music to the ears of the Ibrox club’s fans.
According to the Daily Record, Rangers will tell the Premier League club that the ex-Newcastle United man is “not for sale” amid his run of exceptional form.
The marauding full back is playing amongst his best football for the Glasgow giants and is a pivotal part of Steven Gerrard’s plans this season.
According to the Record report, Tavernier has been watched by David Moyes in the last two transfer windows.
But with Rangers set to demand a high transfer fee and Tavernier happy in Glasgow, the Hammers may view the transfer as “too rich for them”.
News of West Ham’s interest in Tavernier originates from digital football outlet TEAMtalk which claimed the London outfit were weighing up a move for the player.
That report claimed the likes of Brighton and Burnley were also looking at Tav and that Rangers were considering a contract offer to extend his contract beyond 2022.
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.
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.