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Southampton target James Tavernier is worth the gamble to sign from Rangers

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Southampton target James Tavernier is worth the gamble to sign from Rangers

Southampton are reportedly considering a bid for Rangers defender James Tavernier.

According to the Daily Mail, the Saints and Premier League rivals are both weighing up potential offers for him in the summer.

The report details that Scottish giants Rangers would be forced to listen to offers of around £8million for him at the end of the season.

Tavernier is a unique right-back that is most effective for his qualities going forward.

The English full-back has remarkably scored 16 goals and supplied 20 assists too across all competitions.

He has made himself a major goal threat at Ibrox with his adventurous runs forward and he’s a set-piece specialist too.

 

There are sometimes that he can lack defensively, but Southampton should press ahead with a move to bring him to St Mary’s.

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Tavernier would be a gamble at £8million considering he’s played just twice in the Premier League and also the frailties he can have defensively.

But on the flip side he has experience in European competition and is a goal machine from defence.

The Saints could find great competition for youngster Yan Valery at right-back if they signed the Rangers right-sided flyer next season.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has also used a back three at times with wing-backs and that is definitely a role that could bring the best out of Tavernier.

There is no guarantee the Rangers captain would succeed if he returned to English football, but the potential reward is great and he could be a bonus goal threat at St Mary’s next season.

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