Kevin Phillips has tipped James Tavernier to sign a new Rangers contract after it was revealed he is “very happy” in Glasgow.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker claimed the 29-year-old could even stay at Ibrox “for the rest of his career”.

Tavernier has been one of Steven Gerrard’s side’s star performers this season, with his 41 appearances across all competitions yielding 17 goals and 15 assists.

According to the Daily Mail, a number of Premier League sides are interested in the right-back as he approaches the final 12 months of his contract.

However, speaking to The Athletic, Tavernier’s younger brother, Marcus, hinted at James staying at Ibrox for the foreseeable future when he said his sibling had “found a home” in Glasgow.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Tavernier to sign new terms at Ibrox, Phillips said: “I think he might stay there for the rest of his career if he is happy there.

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“He has just won the title, he is the captain, and he will be playing Champions League football next season.

“Yes, Premier League football is difficult to turn down but he is working under a manager that has been there, seen it, done it. Why would you want to leave?

“I am not surprised to hear that he’s happy there and I think he might sign a new deal and stay there for the rest of his career.” 

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