English Championship side Aston Villa are interested in signing Rangers defender James Tavernier, according to website Football Insider.
The outlet say that the promotion hopefuls are keen on replacing 86-cap Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady and former Ibrox star Alan Hutton with the Gers captain, both of whom have shared right-back duties this season but are the wrong side of 30 years of age.
Tavernier has been linked with moves away from Rangers over the last few transfer windows and this report is unlikely to be the last as we approach the summer transfer window.
Scoring 16 goals and assisting an incredible 20 times, the 27-year-old has again proven himself to be one of the top talents in the Scottish Premiership and that is only going to attract attention.
Thankfully his contract at the club does not expire until 2022 after he signed a new deal last September, so we hold all the cards when it comes to his potential exit.
If clubs want him then they’ll need to shell out big money and ultimately that makes any way his future develops a win-win for us.
Hopefully though we manage to retain him for next season, with everyone desperate to stop Celtic winning nine-in-a-row.
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