Murty reveals Rangers in talks with player he claims is best 'in the country'
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed that contract negotiations with defender James Tavernier are ongoing as the club moves to ensure the player extends his current deal at the club.
The 26-year-old has been in some of the best form of his career this season, scoring six goals from 31 appearances for the Gers, and has become a firm favourite with supporters at Ibrox.
Light Blues manager Graeme Murty also went as far to say that he believes his defender is the best in his position in the country, as quoted in The Scottish Sun: “There are ongoing discussions with James. As far as I am aware he loves it here.
“I actually had a chat with him about full backs in England and the manner in which they approach training and their life. I personally think he is the best right back in the country.
“He possesses physical and technical attributes of the highest standard.
“We have to then get the rest of him up to that standard.
“If we do that then even though we are discussing a contract with him now, his aims could be fulfilled by him maximising what he does.”
Tavernier scored the Ger’ second goal in the 2-0 win against Partick Thistle earlier in the week – a goal that was typical of his attacking nature and the problems he regularly gives opposition defences.
The right-back’s current contract with the Scottish Premier League side runs until the summer of 2019 meaning that the Light Blues will want to act fast to ensure the former Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United star stays in the Scottish Premier League.
Tavernier will most likely be part of the Rangers side that will head to Ayr United for Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash against the Scottish League One side, as they aim to get back in the hunt for trophies after seeing years of Celtic domination.
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