Rangers star James Tavernier could be on his way out of Ibrox as the Steven Gerrard revolution kicks into gear this summer and it should spark a swoop for Motherwell’s Chris Cadden as his replacement.
The Scottish Sun claims that Crystal Palace are set to bid £3.5million for Tavernier, with the Gers said to be holding out for £4million, and the Scotland Under-21 international would make an ideal solution for Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen to target.
Cadden has made 44 appearances for the Steelmen this season, scoring four times and contributing nine assists, and has helped Stephen Robinson’s side to a League Cup and Scottish Cup final this term.
Although Tavernier has been one of the Gers best players this season, if the Ibrox giants can get a good deal for the former Wigan defender then moving him on and allowing Gerrard to reinvest in the squad would make sense.
At only 21, Cadden still has a lot of time to improve and has been one of Motherwell’s best performers this season.
Cadden is also incredibly versatile and can play anywhere on the right or across the midfield which would give the Gers extra options.
Even if Tavernier doesn’t move this summer, there’s a strong argument that the Gers need to bring someone in to push the mainstay on and challenge him for a place in the starting XI – and Cadden would fit the bill perfectly.