James Tavernier impressing with Rangers
Rangers signed James Tavernier back in 2015 from Wigan.
The Scottish powerhouse are believed to have paid around £225,000 for the defender.
Since making the switch to Scotland, Tavernier has gone on to become a pivotal member of Rangers’ squad.
The defender has racked up 232 appearances across all competitions for Rangers.
And despite being largely deployed as a right-back, Tavernier has scored 46 and assisted 71 in those clashes.
Tavernier is also Rangers’ current captain, and the Englishman has played every minute of Scottish Premier League football so far this season.
Rangers are having a superb 2019/20 campaign, and currently sit just two points off 1st placed Celtic in the league table. Rangers also have a game in hand on the current Scottish champions.
The marauding full-back has also netted three and assisted seven in 19 SPL ties this term.
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Newcastle linked with James Tavernier
Now, with Tavernier one of Rangers’ standout stars, he is being linked with a move to the English Premier League.
Tavernier began his career with Newcastle United, before eventually being sold to Wigan in 2014.
Tavernier would make just 10 appearances for Newcastle’s senior side.
But now, with the defender shining in Scotland, it appears that Newcastle are eyeing a reunion with Tavernier.
According to the Sun, Newcastle have stepped up their interest in their former youngster.
The report from the Sun also claims that Steve Bruce sent his top scouts to watch Tavernier as Rangers clashed with Celtic last Sunday. Rangers would win that tie 2-1.
Tavernier is currently contracted to Rangers until July of 2022.