Tottenham credited with an interest in Rangers star James Tavernier
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are among a host of Premier League clubs credited with an interest in Rangers’ defender and captain James Tavernier.
29-year-old Tavernier started out at the academy of Farsley Celtic and spent time within the youth ranks at Leeds United and Newcastle United. After a series of loan spells at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons, Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United, before signing for Wigan in 2014.
The right-back spent six months with the Latics before signing for Bristol City on loan and eventually moving to Rangers in the summer of 2015. Since moving to Scotland, Tavernier has established himself as the best in his position in the Premiership, eventually growing to the role of the club captain.
Till date, the Englishman has made 268 appearances for the Gers, scoring 62 goals and setting up 85 more. Tavernier has been in brilliant form this season, racking up amazing returns of 16 goals and 12 assists in 25 appearances across all competitions so far. (h/t Transfermarkt)
And, as per the report, the 29-year-old’s performances at the Ibrox Stadium haven’t gone unnoticed as a host of Premier League clubs have shown an interest, including Tottenham. Apart from us, the likes of West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Everton have all been credited with an interest in the right-back. (h/t Daily Mail)
Rangers, though, have absolutely no intentions of letting go of their captain, even though he has just eighteen months left on his contract. (h/t Daily Mail)
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Tottenham brought in a new right-back this past summer, signing Matt Doherty from Wolves. However, the Irishman hasn’t had a great start to life at the club and finds himself behind Serge Aurier in the pecking order, with the Ivorian impressing heavily in recent games.
Nevertheless, with the duo at the club, it is extremely likely that a move for Tavernier would be considered at the moment.