Darren Bent has urged Rangers to make sure they get as much money as possible if they are to sell James Tavernier this summer.

The former Aston Villa and Tottenham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes securing a decent fee is “the most important thing” when letting first-team players go.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Tavernier has let it be known behind the scenes that he wants a move back to England this summer after five years at Ibrox.

His private revelation comes after Football Insider detailed how Rangers are willing to slash their asking price to around £4million to let him leave Ibrox at the end of the season.

However, Bent insists Steven Gerrard’s men would be wrong not to demand a more significant fee, suggesting they could get a hefty windfall if they can sell him to a Premier League side.

Asked how important the money from Tavernier’s sale would be to Rangers, Bent told Football Insider: “That’s the most important thing.

“They’re not going to sell him on the cheap, they need to sell him for as much money as they can.

“They can do that if they can sell him to a Premier League side, I’m all for it.” 

Tavernier has been a mainstay for the Light Blues during his time in Glasgow, playing 242 times across all competitions.

He has remained a fixture in the starting XI this season, with three goals and 15 assists in 45 appearances.

In other Rangers news, Alan Hutton has tipped a teenage talent to replace Tavernier at Ibrox.