'My aim is to stay' - Rangers star makes contract admission after January speculation
Rangers star James Tavernier has revealed that he wants to prolong his spell at Ibrox after he was linked with a move away during the January transfer window.
The Scottish Sun reported before transfer deadline day that Tavernier, 27, and his team-mate Josh Windass were both being eyed up by other clubs in potential late January deals.
However when asked whether he wants to stay at Ibrox as long as possible, the right-back insisted that he wants to carry on playing for the Glasgow giants.
“Definitely, I am enjoying my football here,” he said, as quoted by STV.
“I want to win trophies at this club, it does feel like unfinished business.
He added: “My aim is to stay.”
However when Tavernier was asked whether he knew of any new deal being on it’s way, the first-team star admitted that he knew nothing as of yet.
“Not that I know of, that’s up to those upstairs and the management staff to deal with that,” he said.
Tavernier has been a mainstay at Rangers for the past couple of seasons.
This term, the former Newcastle right-back has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and supplying eight assists.
He has especially come to life after the winter break with two superb performances in wins against Aberdeen and Ross County.
Tavernier was not in the squad that beat Fraserburgh in the 3-0 Scottish Cup fourth round win on Wednesday night, but he is fully expected to be named on the teamsheet by Graeme Murty for Saturday’s meeting with Hibernian at Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, the Light Blues have been tipped by the bookies to sign this former Celtic forward who is now a free agent.
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