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Report: Rangers star eyed by second-placed club as alternative target for £30m-rated Euro 2020 ace

Rangers captain James Tavernier is reportedly an option for Manchester United if the Premier League giants miss out on Kieran Trippier.

90min claim that the 29-year-old right-back is an option for the Red Devils in the transfer window. Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion and Norwich City are also keen on Tavernier.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly interested in Trippier, who has played regularly for England throughout Euro 2020.

As reported by the Mirror, though, the Atletico Madrid star would cost United £30m. The English giants finishing last season second in the Premier League table.

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A season to remember for Tavernier

Tavernier was one of Rangers’ best performing players last season.

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The defender led the Glasgow side to their first Scottish Premiership title in over a decade as captain. The fullback also scored an astonishing 19 goals and registered 16 assists in all competitions for the Gers.

With Rangers set to play UEFA Champions League football, prizing Tavernier away from the Scottish giants could be some task for any club looking to sign the defender.

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The right-back joined the club six years ago and has played well over 300 games for Rangers. During that time Tavernier has established himself as one of Steven Gerrard’s most trusted players and a real fan favourite at Ibrox.

Manchester United will have to spend big to sign Tavernier

Whilst the Rangers captain likely won’t command a transfer fee as high as £30m like Trippier, United should expect to cough up a hefty amount of change if they attempt to sign the English defender.

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Whilst Tavernier does play in a less league to La Liga, the right-back has been a phenom for Rangers since emerging as the club’s captain a reliable source for goals and assists.

And with the defender in the prime of his career, any club would expect to pay a hefty fee for Tavernier, who will likely want to remain with Rangers next season and play Champions League football.

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