Date: 9th August 2018 at 7:00am
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It was being reported late yesterday evening that West Bromwich Albion had joined the chase for Rangers fullback and captain James Tavernier.

The 26-year-old right back only signed a new three and a half year contract at Ibrox last February and he was appointed their permanent skipper earlier last month as new manager Steven Gerrard took the reigns at the side.

The player has been with them since 2015, helping them to win promotion back to Scotland’s top-flight and he’s been very impressive and reliable for them by all accounts.

Having been linked with Brighton earlier yesterday, the BBC reported that we had made a late move and put in a firm offer for his services as we continue to look to improve the squad ahead of the permanent transfer deadline slamming shut later this evening.

The former Newcastle United Academy graduate boasts well over 120 games for the Scottish giants and he’s scored 28 goals in that time as well – included two goals in three competitive appearances for them so far this season.

So he could be an interesting capture in fairness if a deal can be done. Rangers have apparently rejected what was believed to be a £3million offer, as it didn’t meet their valuation, but whether we go back remains to be seen.

 

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