By RIchard Parks
James Tavernier is set to sign a new long-term contract at Rangers, according to a club insider.
The EstConsultancy Twitter account, which is a very reliable source of news about the Glasgow giants, reported on Monday afternoon that the right-back, 27, is “expected” to pen a lucrative new deal.
Tavernier expected to sign a new improved long term deal at RFC.
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) February 12, 2018
This comes after manager Graeme Murty recently revealed that Rangers have opened talks with the Englishman, who has played some of the best football of his career this season and has become a firm favourite with supporters at Ibrox.
EstConsultancy claims that an agreement has now been reached, which will be regarded as a huge boost to the club given Tavernier’s importance to the team.
He captained the team for the first time on Sunday in their 6-1 Scottish Cup fifth-round win over Ayr United and continued his recent excellent form.
Tavernier subsequently took to his personal Twitter account to express his pride at captaining the side at Somerset Park and being a part of such an emphatic victory.
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) February 11, 2018
The right-back’s current contract with the Scottish Premier League side runs until the summer of 2019.
He has scored a hugely impressive six goals and supplied eight assists from 32 matches from his ostensibly defensive role this season.