£50M PL valuation disrespects Rangers captain Tav

£50M PL valuation disrespects Rangers captain Tav
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 10: James Tavernier of Rangers celebrates with Alfredo Morelos after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Leg One match between Rangers FC and Crvena Zvezda at Ibrox Stadium on March 10, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The news that Man Utd’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford has absolutely nothing to do with Rangers, except for the fact it sort of does.

See, when he signed for Utd all those years ago for a quite preposterous £50M, we at Ibrox Noise couldn’t quite believe the level to which English players’ values had inflated. Not just the young ones, but all of them.

And yet, years later, AWB is uncertain under his new manager, while our superstar James Tavernier, with his astonishing two seasons in a row playing, in places, world class football and producing statistics at a level equal to the PL in the UEL, is still not regarded as that kind of value?

Tav might be weekly in the SPL, but for the majority of the last two seasons he’s been breaking records in the UEL weekly too, and his numbers for a right back have been insane.

The AWB shambles shows the disrespect shown by England towards Scottish football, and while the standard of the SPL is of course well below the PL, the UEL comes close to matching it.

Yet an average RB like AWB is worth £50M but Tav is worth nowhere close to half of that?

Give us a break.

It’s an arrogance on the part of England, in truth – AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori is the best English CB operating in the world of football today, but Southgate isn’t interested. He wants his buddy Harry Maguire instead – if you don’t play in England, you’re looked down on, regardless of how good you are.

Just as well Tav isn’t going anywhere though, because Rangers would be lucky to get £10M for a player who should really be worth up to 5 times that.

Going by AWB.

Football. It’s a funny old game.

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  1. Tav has been fantastic for the Famous. I have truthfully a been guilty of slavering him early days , he was frustrating . However he has become a key peice of what we are, a superb family man and ambassador for our club. He would definitely be outstanding in the lower part of the EPL without a doubt . This distortion and bullshit especially in defence for England is why they will not win the World Cup .

  2. I’ve mentioned this before. Tavernier is a vastly better player than Bissaka. I don’t care where he plays. Tav has done it at high European level. Bissakas stats at Man Utd, 2 goals and 8 assists in 121 games for an attacking team like Man Utd (none at all this season). And he’s not even a good defender. I’m amazed no big club has taken a punt on him.

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