Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have both looked at a move for Rangers star James Tavernier, according to a report, as the Ibrox captain’s stunning form this season continues to catch the eye.
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League duo have been joined by West Ham, Crystal Palace and Newcastle in considering a move for the right-back, although no bids have appeared so far.
Tavernier scored his 16th goal of the season in the weekend rout of Ross County in Dingwall and has been in outstanding form for Steven Gerrard’s side this season.
It isn’t just in attack where Tavernier has excelled this season, with the 29-year-old playing a massive role in helping the Light Blues to a record-breaking number of shut-outs this term.
The fact that Tavernier hasn’t had more serious interest from south of the border has always been a bit of a surprise so it will be interesting to see whether anything comes of it this time.
Tav’s status as a homegrown player for English clubs – as well as the complications Brexit will throw up – there might be a bit more focus on Scottish-based players from club in England.
With his contract up in 18 months, Rangers will need to start talks with Tavernier sooner rather than later to keep him at the club – and interest from the likes of Spurs and Everton will give him a little bit more bargaining power.