By David Woods

20th Jun, 2018 | 6:59am

Report: Rangers ready to sell mainstay with deal for former PL flyer on the cards

Steven Gerrard is said to be open to selling right-back James Tavernier if the price is right, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that the new Rangers manager would listen to any offers over £3.5million and already has his eye on his replacement.

Gerrard is a big fan of former teammate Jon Flanagan, who is now a free agent after being cut loose by manager Jurgen Klopp this summer.

The report claims that if Gerrard lands Flanagan, it could signal the end of the road at Rangers for Tavernier.

Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Swansea are both said to be tracking the Rangers right-back.

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Rangers fans will be disappointed if Tavernier leaves. He’s been one of their best performers and had a standout season, when so many other disappointed, last campaign, making 46 appearances, scoring nine goals and adding nine assists. However, the reality of the situation is that Gerrard has to wheel and deal to get in the players he wants. If he can land Flanagan on a free transfer and get £3.5million for Tavernier, he can effectively get two quality players at Ibrox instead of one. That £3.5million could be used to bring another player of the quality of Connor Goldson to the club and the net result will be a stronger team. The Flanagan deal makes a lot of sense. Gerrard knows all about him after the right-back spent the last eight years at Anfield. He made 51 senior appearances for the club and he’d be a great footballer to pick up as a free agent. If he arrives, and it looks like there’s a good chance, we can see Tavernier departing this summer, possibly to the Premier League, with the best wishes of all Rangers fans. 

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