Rangers defender James Tavernier is ready for a move to the Premier League as former side Newcastle United look at his capture, according to Jackie McNamara.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland international claims that the 27-year-old will have plenty of admirers in England after his impressive performances north of the border.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Newcastle are one of a number of top flight clubs looking at making a move for their former full-back, with the Gers placing a £10million price tag on his head.
McNamara says that moving back to Newcastle would suit both player and club but insisted that there would be more than just the Magpies sniffing around for his capture.
Asked if a return to St James’ Park would be a good move, McNamara told Football Insider: “Yeah, he’s done well, he’s been Rangers’ best player last season.
“He’s a very attacking full-back, a lot of goals and assists for the full-back. I imagine he’ll have some admirers down south.
“(Is he ready for the Premier League?) I don’t see why not.”
Tavernier was one of Steven Gerrard’s main attacking outlets at Ibrox last season, setting his teammates up with 20 assists in 57 matches across all competitions.
The full-back as also the Light Blues’ dead-ball specialist, netting an astounding 17 goals as he took penalties, free-kicks and other set-pieces throughout the season.