The hearts of Gers fans everywhere skipped a beat when the breaking news of a Tavernier moving to the English top flight flashed up on their screens but would’ve settled rather quickly when they realised it was Marcus and not James who earned a big money transfer.
According to reports, the Cherries will pay an initial £12m rising to £15m [Daily Mail] to bring the 23-year-old to the Vitality Stadium on a five-year deal from Middlesbrough.
An attacking midfielder with an eye for goal and an assist – something that will sound familiar to Rangers fans – Marcus Tavernier moves to Bournemouth after an impressive season at the Riverside.
Rangers captain Tavernier congratulates brother Marcus on Bournemouth move
The former England youth international had his best goalscoring return last season, netting five goals in the Championship.
The younger brother of Rangers captain James, the eldest Tavernier brother has taken to social media to congratulate Marcus and wish him all the best after his big move.
Bournemouth’s latest signing has also been expressing his delight at the signing for the club, with this Marcus Tavernier’s first foray into the English Premier League.
“I’m feeling great at the moment. I’m happy to be here,” said Tavernier [afcbTV].
“It’s been a long time coming and I’m sure everyone has seen in the press that it’s something that’s been going on in the background and I’m just delighted to be here now.
“Obviously Premier League football was a big factor. It’s something I’ve dreamed of ever since I was a little kid.
“But when I got the chance to speak to the manager as well, I know he wants to play and his philosophy, it sounds great for the style of player that I am.
“It’s every kid’s dream to play in the Premier League and I’m finally getting a chance to put myself out on that platform and show everyone what I can do.”
Thankfully, Rangers’ captain fantastic is going nowhere and if reports are to be believed there is plenty to be excited about regarding the skipper.