Report: Senior Rangers duo reject extensions at Ibrox
By Harvey Byrne
Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier have rejected Rangers contract offers, according to a report.
The Guardian claim that offers made to the pair, who have existing deals until 2018 were rejected around a month ago.
It is believed that both players are keen to stay in Glasgow, and have relished their time there, but they also want to be rewarded for what they believe has been a key role in Rangers’ rejuvenation.
Both Waghorn and Tavernier were star performers as Rangers won the Scottish Championship with an 11 point lead over second placed Falkirk.
However, since the end of the 2015-16 season, Rangers have signed Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter and the pair are believed to be on vastly superior terms to Waghorn and Tavernier.
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Waghorn joined the club from Wigan in 2015, he scored an impressive 28 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions in the recently completed season helping the Ibrox side win promotion and come runners-up in the Scottish Cup final.
The 24-year-old right-back Tavernier played in every league game during the 2015-16 season for Rangers and starred in 50 encounters where he scored 15 goals and provided 23 assists assists from his full-back position.
It is understood that several English sides have now been alerted to the duo’s unhappiness over how negotiations have unfolded.