Report: West Brom could send Sam Field to Rangers on loan in Tavernier swap

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion are reportedly desperate to sign Rangers captain James Tavernier - and Sam Field could be loaned to Ibrox.

James Tavernier of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It has been clear all summer that West Brom want a right-back and it seems that they have now turned their attentions to Rangers captain James Tavernier.

TEAMtalk reports that West Brom have made a £3 million bid to sign the Ibrox favourite. And though Steven Gerrard is desperate to keep his newly-appointed skipper in Glasgow, the report adds that Rangers have told The Baggies they can sign Tavernier if they offer £7 million.

And it seems that West Brom have a trick up their sleeve to sweeten the deal.

 

The Guardian (live blog, 11.11am) is reporting that the Midland club could send Sam Field on loan to Ibrox as part of the deal that would see Tavernier return to English football.

20-year-old Field is an excellent prospect but has struggled for first-team opportunities so would benefit immensely from a temporary move elsewhere. The highly-rated midfielder could surely only improve under the stewardship of Steven Gerrard.

Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

A classy and composed footballer, the boyhood Baggie has impressed almost whenever he has been given the opportunity, scoring his first Premier League goal against Newcastle back in November.

Though it is far from guaranteed that he’d find starts easier to come by at Rangers, who have signed Lassana Coulibaly, Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria already this summer.

Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion tackles Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium on November...

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