According to a report from the Daily Record, Rangers will not sell James Tavernier amidst links with West Ham.

Report claims 28-year-old would jump at the chance to join West Ham

It is suggested that sources close to the Hammers fear that a deal to sign the 28-year-old will be too expensive.

David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his right-back ranks at the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut.

Ryan Fredericks began the campaign in fine fashion, but he suffered a hamstring injury against Wolves on Sunday.

Harrison Ashby and Ben Johnson are both fine prospects, but they are too young and inexperienced to be relied upon this season.

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James Tavernier (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

And TEAMtalk claims that West Ham want to sign Rangers ace James Tavernier before next month’s transfer deadline in an effort to address their weakness in the right-back department.

 

The Daily Record suggests that Gers boss Steven Gerrard has no interest in letting the 28-year-old leave Ibrox.

It seems as though West Ham would have to offer Rangers a fee that they quite simply won’t be able to refuse if they want to prise Tavernier away from Ibrox.

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James Tavernier (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)”n

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Tavernier has racked up four goals and three assists in nine Scottish Premiership games for Rangers so far this season. In those outings, he has averaged 2.4 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 1.1 clearances and 0.8 dribbles per game (Who Scored).

The former Newcastle ace is a solid defender, but he is very good when bombing forward down the right hand flank as well.

Tavernier has just two years remaining on his current deal at Ibrox. So now will probably be the best chance Rangers have of bringing in a substantial fee for the right-back, unless they extend his contract of course.

So West Ham should not give up hope. If we make a concrete offer for the 28-year-old, it will give Gerrard a decision to make.

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