Report: Rangers react to West Brom bid by demanding £7m for James Tavernier

James Tavernier of Rangers scores his sides second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12,...

Rangers are reportedly determined to keep James Tavernier at Ibrox.

James Tavernier of Rangers scores his sides second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12,...

According to TEAMtalk, Rangers are demanding a huge £7million fee for right back James Tavernier after snubbing a bid from West Bromwich Albion.

The Gers have focused mainly on additions this summer, with Borna Barisic becoming their 11th signing on Monday, following the likes of Allan McGregor, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and Scott Arfield to Ibrox.

Now though, the attention may be on keeping players at Ibrox, as West Brom made a move to sign Rangers full back James Tavernier on Wednesday evening.

 

TEAMtalk report that not only have Rangers snubbed their £3million offer, but have not told the Baggies to cough up £7million if they want to land the full back before today's 5pm deadline in England.

Tavernier may now be set to stay with Rangers beyond England's deadline, given that West Brom have just a matter of hours to make a bid more than double their initial offer.

James Tavernier of Rangers in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tavernier, 26, has been a regular for Rangers ever since his 2015 move from Wigan Athletic, with his goal record – 27 in 145 games – has been hugely impressive.

Rangers do have cover at right back in Jon Flanagan and Lee Hodson, but it seems unlikely that they would allow the club captain to leave unless they receive a huge price – and their current valuation may just scare West Brom off.

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.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch