West Ham were heavily linked with a move for Rangers defender James Tavernier during the summer transfer window.

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TEAMtalk claimed in September that the Hammers wanted to sign the 29-year-old Gers right-back.

TEAMtalk suggested that Steven Gerrard was extremely reluctant to let him go, however.

And Tavernier ended up staying at Ibrox.

Rangers v Hamilton Academical - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

James Tavernier (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

West Ham eventually signed Vladimir Coufal for just £5.4 million. And it seems as though David Moyes has secured himself a real bargain by bringing the Czech ace to the London Stadium.

It’s still hard not to wonder what might have been had we signed Tavernier from Rangers, however.



The 29-year-old has been in sensational form for Steven Gerrard’s side so far this season.

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James Tavernier (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Tavernier has played all 14 of Rangers’ Scottish Premiership games so far, racking up eight goals and six assists in the process (Who Scored). The Rangers ace sits at the top of the Scottish Premiership’s goalscoring charts – a quite remarkable feat for a right-back.

He has registered some fairly impressive defensive numbers as well. The Glasgow giants have conceded just three goals in 14 league outings and Tavernier has averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 1.2 clearances per game (Who Scored).

The Daily Mail claimed that just £8 million would have been enough for West Ham to prise the 29-year-old Gers ace away from Ibrox.

And David Moyes may well be regretting the decision not to pursue a move for Tavernier. That regret will be softened by Coufal’s impressive start with the Hammers, however.

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