Rangers defender James Tavernier is set to sign a new “long term” deal, according to an insider, and it is another great piece of business by the Gers after their fantastic recruitment in the January transfer window.
Est. Consultancy, an insider with a solid record of breaking Rangers news, have reported on Twitter that the full-back is “expected” to put pen to paper on a new deal to continue his time at Ibrox.
Tavernier expected to sign a new improved long term deal at RFC.
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) February 12, 2018
Tavernier has been one of the Light Blues’ best players this season and has built a fantastic understanding with Portuguese winger Daniel Candeias down the right flank.
The defender joined the Gers in 2015 and there’s no doubt he’s been worth much more than the £200,000 the Light Blues shelled out to bring him to Ibrox.
The 27-year-old’s current deal ends at the end of next season and tying him down longer should see Rangers keep hold of a player who is clearly enjoying his football at Ibrox and is arguably playing some of the best games of his career.
With Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen putting a squad together which looks as though it is finally getting close to be able to mount a serious challenge to Old Firm rivals Celtic, getting the club’s best players tied to long-term deals is yet another step in the right direction.
Allen made a great deal of good signings in the January window, but getting in-form Tavernier to commit his future to Ibrox may well be his best piece of business since moving to Glasgow.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.