James Tavernier has emerged as the first Old Firm player to be targeted by top six English sides since Alan Hutton after Tottenham became the latest PL side to register an interest in the RB following Man Utd’s supposed monitoring.
As well as a glut of sides looking at the Rangers captain, the high-flying contenders for the Premier League title have become involved, and with Tavernier’s numbers as they are, and Spurs as cash-rich as they are, any bid for the ex-Newcastle man (they too are looking at the 29-year old) would destroy the current Scottish record.
Indeed, £25M would be currently outright rejected at Ibrox given Tavernier’s value is said to be in the region of well over £35M, such are his astonishing goals and assists at all levels for his club.
Steven Gerrard has confirmed Tavernier is absolutely not for sale, bracketing him with Connor Goldson and Glen Kamara as an ‘unsellable’.
But money talks, and if the London giants are prepared to pay massive cash for the in-form defender (use that term loosely) then it might be too much even for reluctant Gerrard to say no to.
But we are talking a crazy bid in line with what wealthy PL sides pay as the going rate for players of Tavernier’s quality.
We’ll see how it goes.