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Why Burnley’s £15m Craig Dawson plan might be bad news for Rangers’ hopes of keeping James Tavernier

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Why Burnley’s £15m Craig Dawson plan might be bad news for Rangers’ hopes of keeping James Tavernier

Burnley want £15m-rated Craig Dawson.

According to The Sun, Burnley are plotting a club-record bid of £15m to land West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson.

After West Brom failed to win promotion, despite Dawson’s play-off semi-final goal, they might struggle to keep some of their best players.

And a bid of £15m from Burnley is likely to test their resolve with former England U21 star Dawson. His ability to play at right-back or centre-back appeals to the Clarets.

The 29-year-old is likely to favour this move too. He will be keen to test himself in the top-flight again after a year in the second tier.

But Burnley’s move for West Brom could be bad news for Rangers. It could spark a managerial merry-go-round which sees West Brom reignite their interest in James Tavernier.

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The Baggies have held a long-term interest in Tavernier. And according to The Birmingham Mail, West Brom still want him ahead of the summer.

 

Tavernier is the Rangers skipper and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard’s plans. Operating at right-back, his attacking threat makes him a useful player.

In 57 games this season, the 27-year-old has racked up an impressive tally of 17 goals, while also providing a staggering 20 assists.

From dead-ball scenarios, Tavernier is among the best in the Scottish Premiership. Some question marks loom about his defending but Rangers must try to keep him.

However, if Dawson moves to Burnley, West Brom will be armed with money and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they firm up their Tavernier interest.

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