By Richard Parks
James Tavernier is set to sign a new three-and-a-half year Rangers contract, according to a report.
The Four Lads Had a Dream Twitter account, which has emerged as a reliable source of news about the Glasgow giants, reported on Monday afternoon that the right-back, 27, is “expected” to put pen to paper on fresh terms that will tie him to the club until the summer of 2021.
James Tavernier expected to sign a new 3.5 year deal until 2021
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— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4Ladhadadream) February 12, 2018
Tavernier’s current deal expires in the summer of next year and there has been speculation that he is keen on a return to his native England.
Light Blues manager Graeme Murty recently revealed that Rangers have opened talks with the former Wigan Athletic player about extending his time at the club as he hailed one of the outstanding players in the Scottish Premiership.
It will be regarded as a huge boost to the club if they have managed to finalise terms with such an influential member of the side.
Tavernier has played some of the best football of his career this season and has established an excellent rapport on the right flank with Daniel Candeias.
His forward raids are an integral part of Rangers’ attacking player and it is a huge achievement that an ostensibly defensive player has scored six goals and supplied eight assists from 32 matches this season.