Rangers captain James Tavernier has been the subject of enquiries from up to five leading Premier League clubs in England, according to one of the right-back’s former managers.
Tavernier, 29, has been in exceptional form for Rangers this season, netting 17 goals from the right-hand side by December and playing a leading role in the club’s title charge.
Come May, Tav will be the captain who gets his hands on 55 with the right-back battling back from the brink to write his name into Ibrox history.
Recently signing a contract extension until 2024, Tavernier is lined up to complete nine years at Ibrox by the time this latest deal expires.
According to Gillingham boss Steve Evans – who managed Tav at Rotherham – there is nowhere the Ibrox skipper would rather be than Glasgow’s southside.
Even with Premier League clubs making enquiries to Evans personally regarding the full-backs character.
“I believe Premier League clubs have come in for James. I’ve spoken to four or five bosses who wanted a character reference on him. That’s just in the last six months,” said Evans [Daily Record].
“But James loves being at that club. Some days when he’s out for a run, he’ll go past Ibrox – just to have a look at the place.
“He’d never say that in public but that tells you how much the kid loves it there.”
Rangers star Tavernier has been linked with the exit door before during his time at Rangers with the likes of West Brom and Newcastle United the most extensively linked.
But the Rangers captain has a home at Ibrox and he delighted fans when he signed on the dotted line and committed his future to the Gers.