'He can stop 10-in-a-row' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to big Rangers transfer development
Kevin Campbell is adamant Rangers captain James Tavernier’s brilliant form will have caught the eye of Premier League clubs.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Everton and Arsenal striker praised the 29-year-old’s ability to get into goalscoring positions.
This site revealed earlier this week that the Ibrox club are braced for bids for their club captain when the transfer window opens next month.
Tavernier continued his fine form this season on Sunday when he added his 16th goal and 11th assist of the campaign in the Gers’ 4-0 win over Ross County.
The win extended Rangers’ lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership over Celtic to 12 points, although the Hoops have two games in hand.
Campbell has backed the club to keep hold of Tavernier to help them stop Celtic from winning a tenth consecutive title.
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“James Tavernier has had a fantastic season so far,” he told Football Insider.
“An attacking full-back who consistently gets himself into goalscoring positions. He certainly knows where the back of the net is whether it is from open play or the penalty spot.
“Of course, Premier League clubs will be looking at him and what he has achieved so far but I am sure Rangers will not be thinking about letting him go.
“Stopping 10-in-a-row is vital and Rangers are on a roll right now. A few of their players will be looked at by clubs in England if they keep this up.”
Tavernier joined Rangers from Wigan for a bargain £200,000 fee in the summer of 2015.
He has now scored 62 goals and provided 85 assists in 263 games across all competitions.