Hutton reacts to big update on Tavernier Ibrox-to-PL-club move - 'That's where he's heading'
Alan Hutton has urged James Tavernier to turn down a glamour Premier League move to become a Rangers legend.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers and Scotland full-back insisted the 29-year-old has the chance to write himself into the history books at Ibrox should he spend another couple of years in Glasgow.
Rangers have conceded just three goals in their 16 league games, in which Tavernier has played all but four minutes, while he has managed to score 16 goals and contribute a further 11 assists.
Hutton, who made the move from Rangers to join Spurs, admitted the grass is not always greener and urged the full-back to resist the lure of the Premier League to become an Ibrox icon.
Asked if he thought Tavernier could be on the move, Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s a strange one for me, sometimes I try and sit on the fence with it – he’s 29 now, I’m sure there’ll be teams that will be looking at him.
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“Whether they would want to pay such a high price that Rangers would value him at, I don’t know, that’s a thing for the teams to decide but the grass isn’t always greener, he’s at a team doing something special this year.
“They’re going for 55 (league titles), as we say, so they’re building something, I think, for the future, the young boys that are coming through – I would want to be part of that.
“Yes, he’s from down south and he’s probably got aspirations like everybody else to play as high as possible but I’ve been in that situation and I’ve moved down south, some things don’t work out the way you want it to.
“For where he is at at the moment, he’s playing probably the best football of his career at a huge club. I would love to see him win trophies there and go down in the history books because, as it stands, that’s the way he’s heading.”