Rangers slash the asking price for star man as overhaul to begin - Exclusive
Rangers will slash the asking price for James Tavernier to free up some cash for a summer overhaul, Football Insider understands.
The Scottish giants regard the right-back, 28, as one of their few players capable of securing a multi-million pound fee in the next window.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers once rated Tavernier in the £8million bracket but they are likely to let him go for around half that sum at the end of the season.
Much depends on how much interest there is in the club captain from teams south of the border.
Tavernier has previously been the subject of enquiries and offers from the likes of Newcastle United, Aston Villa and West Brom.
But his reputation has been hit by the calamitous events of the last few months, which has left Rangers’ trophy hopes in tatters.
Supporters were furious with Tavernier after he used his programme notes ahead of Wednesday’s shock 1-0 home defeat to Hamilton Academical to admit the team can’t cope under pressure.
That could prove the tipping point in his relationship with supporters raging at the team’s desperate results of the last two months.
Tavernier has made 241 appearances in five seasons for Rangers since signing from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2015.
He has just over two years remaining on the contract that he signed in September 2018.