West Ham United are reportedly interested in singing James Tavernier before the transfer window closes on October 5.
TEAMtalk have claimed the Londoners are on the lookout for defensive reinformcents, and Tavernier has supposedly emerged as an option.
David Moyes has gone on record as wanting a central defender with experience, but it is also understood he wants another right-back.
There is even more of a pressing need for a right-sided defender now, with Ryan Fredericks suffering a ‘low-grade’ muscle injury to his hamstring against Wolves on Sunday.
The Englishman has already begun a programme of rehabilitation and the club hope to see him back after the October international breaking according to their website.
Tavernier is Rangers’ captain and set-piece specialist, meaning Steven Gerrard is likely to make things very difficult for West Ham if they come knocking.
The star is hugely important for the Light Blues, and it may well be a non-starter for the Hammers.
Funds are thought to be tight for West Ham, which probably makes a deal unlikely considering the club need to spend bigger in other areas.
West Ham fans on social media did give a fairly positive reaction to the Tavernier links:
Can’t lie apparently he’s decent
— Nath⚒ (@NathWHU_) September 29, 2020
i’d love that
— Olly 🇺🇸 (@Ollyhx1) September 29, 2020
He’d be decent
— #GSBOUT AsTrO (@Chess_AsTrO_20) September 29, 2020
Wanted him about 3 years ago wasn’t sure about his passing abilities but crossing very good
— Rob Bryan #GSBOUT (@RobBryan1987) September 29, 2020
— ⚒ Mansfield Hammer ⚒ (@MansfieldHammer) September 29, 2020
I like him but i dont think Rangers will sell him!
— Dunc9 #GSBOUT (@WHU99) September 29, 2020
— Jonty Summerell (@SummerellJonty) September 29, 2020
Good shout I’d we can get it done 🙏
— Louis candler (@xHappyHammerx) September 29, 2020
Yes please!!! I actually like this guy!!!
— #GSBOUT⚒ (@hammerfromdevon) September 29, 2020
Would be a unreal signing absolute baller
— Oliver Bruton ⚒ (@olliebruton) September 29, 2020
— JB (@BurchettJason) September 29, 2020
Top player. Good signing if we can get him. Doubt if Gerrard would want to see him.
— Steven Field (@StevenF11472258) September 29, 2020