With news breaking today that English Premier League giants Crystal Palace are considering a £3.5M bid for Rangers defender James Tavernier, could a swap deal be in the offing?
Rangers have been strongly linked with the services of Palace’s James McArthur, with a bosman transfer being touted, but that story went a little cold following the player’s own testimony that he is actually contracted for a further two years.
However with The Selhurt Park outfit reportedly readying a huge bid to lure Rangers’ first choice RB south, Mark Allen and Steven Gerrard may well see this as an opportunity to get McArthur north and a chunk of change too.
Tavernier has been long-linked with moves back south, and has frequently denied interest in a departure, but if Rangers are truly interested in the Scotland international, they may well see Tavernier as a legitimate makeweight in any possible deal.
Transfermarkt.com has McArthur’s current value at around £4-5M, but negotiation is quite feasible and the player is now the wrong side of 30.
This one could happen, and we’ll see if the powers that be take this route.