Rangers defender James Tavernier has revealed that he is “on board” with Steven Gerrard’s plans for the Ibrox giants – and insists he has “unfinished business” at Ibrox after being linked with a move away from the Gers.
The Light Blues defender has been linked with an Ibrox exit after the Light Blues signed Jon Flanagan as Gerrard builds his squad.
The former Wigan defender also admitted it was “surreal” when Gerrard first made contact with him after being appointed as Ibrox manager last month.
“We had a conversation and that was a surreal moment as I got a message from a number I didn’t recognise. I thought ‘who’s this?’, the message said Steven Gerrard. That was a surreal moment and I still have the message saved.
“We spoke about where he wanted to take the club and his vision and I’m on board.
“I have always said I have unfinished business here.”
Football Insider verdict:
Keeping Tavernier around will be important to the Gers’ success next season and despite signing Flanagan it would be crazy to let him move on. The defender has been one of the Gers’ best players over the last few seasons and will have a big part to play as the Light Blues attempt to win the title back from bitter rivals Celtic. After signing a new deal last season, Tavernier is a vital part of the squad – on and off the pitch – and would be a massive loss if the Gers were to move him on. Flanagan’s injury problems over the last few years also mean it would be a foolish decision to move Tavernier on right now and leave the Ibrox giants short at right-back going into the new campaign. Gerrard would be foolish to get rid of one of the longest-serving players at the club now as he prepares for his season in charge at Ibrox.
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