In Focus: Rangers not ready to sell Tavernier on the cheap

As reported by The Scotsman, Rangers have rejected an advance from Nottingham Forest for their star right-back James Tavernier.

What’s the story?

The story of Ranger’s summer transfer wise has been all about bringing players into the club with Pedro Caixinha making a raft of signings from Scotland, Portugal and Mexico so far.

However, the likelihood is that plenty will be shown the door at Ibrox this summer too.

One of those players whose future is in doubt is James Tavernier. The Scotsman say that former boss Mark Warburton wants to bring the defender to Nottingham Forest, even lodging a formal offer with the Light Blues.

However, Rangers aren’t willing to say goodbye to the player on the cheap and have rejected Warburton’s initial advance, according the report. The paper does go on to say that a second bid is expected.

Should Pedro Caixinha let him go?

Time to leave?

James Tavernier had a fantastic first season for Rangers but that came in the Scottish Championship and he’s found it difficult it adjust to top-flight football over the last 12 months.

There’s no doubt about his ability to get himself forward at Scottish Premiership level but his defensive positioning is hugely lacking and he left his teammates high and dry more than a few times last season.

If Pedro Caixinha has other options in mind in the position then there’s little point in having him hang around and it seems a matter of when, not if, he leaves the Ibrox club this summer.