Rangers fans react as James Tavernier is linked with Sunderland move

General Views of Ibrox Stadium before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers defender James Tavernier has been linked with the Ibrox exit.

James Tavernier of Rangers controls the ball during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers fans have been reacting on Twitter to reports coming from the Daily Mail linking James Tavernier with a move away from Ibrox, with Championship pair Sunderland and Reading both interested in signing the right-back.

Tavernier has done well since arriving at Ibrox during Mark Warburton's tenure, often proving to be one of the most prolific providers of goals and assists - even though he is a defender.

James Tavernier of Rangers vies with Ryan Bowman of Motherwell during the  Betfred League Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Motherwell at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Only teammate Daniel Candeias has provided more assists than the five that Tavernier has contributed in the top flight this term, while he has also managed to find the back of the net on three occasions. 

However, it appears that he may not be a Rangers player for much longer, with the Daily Mail recently suggesting that both Sunderland and the Royals are keen on bringing him back to England, and, perhaps surprisingly, the Gers are reportedly open to the idea of selling the 26-year-old.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Mail adds that Tavernier has just 18 months left on his contract with the Scottish Premiership side and would be interested in considering a potential move away.

The news has prompted plenty of discussion amongst the Rangers fans on social media, and the majority of the supporters feel that selling him would be a mistake, and thus, the Light Blues board should only consider doing business with one of the interested sides if they receive big-money bids.

Here is the best of the reaction to the rumours...

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