Swansea City have expressed an interest in signing Rangers full-back James Tavernier, according to the Mail Online (14:29pm, 18/6/18).
The 26-year-old is valued by the Ibrox side at £3m and it is rumoured he could be allowed to leave as Steven Gerrard begins his rebuilding process.
Tavernier is no stranger to the English game, having started his career at Newcastle. He had spells on loan with Gateshead, Carlisle and Rotherham before moving to Wigan for an undisclosed fee. From there he moved to the Scottish giants in a joint deal with Martyn Waghorn.
He’s made 125 appearances north of the border, bagging himself 23 goals in the process, and signed a new three-year deal in 2016. That deal is due to expire next May and Rangers appear to be keen to cash in one him while he still commands a fee.
Swansea are looking to rebuild for life in the Championship following their recent relegation and may well have money to spend should Jordan Ayew make an expected move back into the top flight.
This is an interesting move should Swansea complete it. Tavernier has done well in Scotland, he grabbed ten goals in his first season with Rangers and if he does move for £3m it will represent good business on their behalf. However, the Scottish Premier League is very different to the Championship so Swansea should be captious about over paying, especially if there’s a desire to move him on at Ibrox.