Glasgow Rangers skipper James Tavernier has been targeted by Newcastle United but the Ibrox club are determined to keep hold of him beyond the summer.
According to reports from the Daily Mail, the Magpies are interested in bringing back their former player to St James’ Park, but the Gers are demanding a fee in the region of £8 million for the right back.
Tavernier is a key player for the Ibrox club, and Steven Gerrard would love to retain his services for the upcoming season. However, every player has a price, and if Newcastle can meet Rangers’ valuation of the player, the Gers could let him go.
The 27-year-old joined Rangers in 2015 and has established himself as an important player for the club. He enjoyed his best spell at Glasgow last season, where he scored 17 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions.
Tavernier spent his youth career at Newcastle before breaking into the senior side in 2009. He only made 10 appearances for the Magpies before joining Wigan on a permanent deal.
Here are some of the best reactions from Newcastle fans on Twitter:
— Steven Forbes (@forbesy1982) July 20, 2019
Would have Tavernier at RWB over Yedlin or Manquillo. Without a doubt. #NUFC
— Joe Halliday (@halliday_9) July 20, 2019
#NUFC should push really hard to get James Tavernier. He’d be a massive asset asset to the offense and we can hide him and also improve him defensively. Id keep one of Yedlin/Manquillo and keep Sterry who should learn around first team
— ?? ?LeLockdownFootball? (@LockdownFBall) July 21, 2019
Tavernier for 10m, surely we should go for him. 27 though #nufc
— nufc|alfie (@nufc_alfie) July 21, 2019
I would take him in a heartbeat solid player and he’s a leader
— Sam Warton (@_imRascaL) July 20, 2019