James Tavernier has given Rangers a huge boost with the news that he is set to remain at Ibrox this January transfer window, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun revealed that the defender had been the subject of interest of Championship sides Reading and Sunderland after his performances for the Light Blues had caught the eye.
But Tavernier poured water over those suggestions on his official Twitter account and said, ‘Fake news. They said I was going to leave Rangers.’
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) January 19, 2018
The 26-year-old full-back has stood out this season with a number of fine displays for the Gers and is contracted to the club until 2019.
Football Insider verdict:
This puts an end to the speculation surrounding the defenders future. It is clear from a post like that, that the Englishman sees himself remaining in the Scottish Premier League and will be with them at least until the end of the season. Tavernier has been outstanding this season for the Gers so this news will serve as a massive boost for supporters of the Light Blues who were hoping to hold onto the 26-year-old after he has become a fan favourite north of the border since his arrival from Bristol City in 2015.
In other Rangers transfer news, top flights in talks with Gers veteran over transfer.