By Richard Parks
Rangers are set to announce tomorrow (Thursday) that James Tavernier has agreed the terms of a new contract with the club, according to an Ibrox insider.
The EstConsultancy Twitter account, which is a very reliable source of news about the Glasgow giants, reported on Wednesday afternoon that the club will officially confirm that the right-back, 27, has penned a new deal.
James Tavernier new deal expected to be official Thursday
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) February 14, 2018
This comes after the same account broke the news on Monday before the established media that Tavernier had agreed to stay at Rangers and commit to fresh terms that are more lucrative than previously.
Tavernier expected to sign a new improved long term deal at RFC.
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) February 12, 2018
It was subsequently widely reported that the Englishman is set to put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract that runs until the summer of 2021.
The right-back’s current contract with the Scottish Premier League side runs until the summer of 2019.
Reports of a breakthrough in negotiations comes after manager Graeme Murty recently revealed that Rangers have opened talks with Tavernier, who has played some of the best football of his career this season and has become a firm favourite with supporters at Ibrox.
He captained the team for the first time on Sunday in their 6-1 Scottish Cup fifth-round win over Ayr United and continued his recent excellent form.
Tavernier has scored a hugely impressive six goals and supplied eight assists from 32 matches from his ostensibly defensive role this season.