Rangers will not sell captain James Tavernier for less than £10m this summer, according to reports in England. The fullback is the subject of interest from two Premier League teams.
Newcastle are looking to sign a new right-back before the English transfer window closes on Thursday but the Magpies are not exclusively focused on signing Tavernier because of the player’s asking price.
The English side are said to be only prepared to pay £5m so manager Steve Bruce is also targeting Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady and Amiens right-back Emil Krafth.
Aston Villa are also said to be monitoring Tavernier, but it seems they are only interested if Elmohamady departs for Newcastle.
It appears then that neither EPL club see the Rangers star as their number one priority, which will be good news for manager Steven Gerrard and the club’s fans.
The 27-year-old has been in superb form for the Gers over the past twelve months. He now has four assists from his first four appearances this season after providing the delivery for Connor Goldson’s late winner against Kilmarnock yesterday.