By Kevin Phillips

13th Dec, 2020 | 6:00pm

Ibrox Exclusive: Everton tipped to swoop for Rangers star by pundit amid 'Incredible' claim

Everton may replace Seamus Coleman with Rangers captain James Tavernier, according to Kevin Phillips.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 2000 European Golden Shoe winner said the 29-year-old “will be on a lot of clubs radar” after an  “incredible” start to the 2020/21 campaign.

Tavernier grabbed a stunning goal and assist today as Steven Gerrard’s beat Dundee United 2-1 at Tannadice.

The right-back’s 27 appearances this season have yielded a remarkable 17 goals and 13 assists.

Phillips claimed that Everton may look to sign the English defender as a potential replacement for the injured Seamus Coleman.

“I think Everton would be a great move for him,” he told Football Insider.

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“I do not see him leaving in January unless somebody comes in and makes a ridiculous offer that cannot be turned down but I cannot see that happening.

“I think Rangers are going to win the title this season, bar a huge collapse. He will want to be a part of that and if he was to leave in the summer he would leave a hero.

“His stats this season have been incredible and he will be on a lot of clubs radar.

“Everton are one of the most attractive clubs in the Premier League right now. Everton could be a good move for Tavernier given Seamus Coleman’s injury record.” 

Speaking on Tavernier after today’s win, Gerrard said: “His form is exactly where we want it. He’s been sensational since the first game of the season.

“Again, he pops up with an assist and a goal. The goal is world class.”

In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard told to ‘go at the board’ after ‘£3million’ Ibrox update.