'Absolutely fuming': West Brom fans react to Sam Field's Rangers links

Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard smiles as he holds up a Rangers scarf in the trophy room as he is unveiled as Rangers' new manager at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland...

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers were reportedly in with a chance of landing Sam Field on loan from Championship West Bromwich Albion.

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.

James Tavernier is one of the most productive right-backs in British football.

The 27-year-old scored or assisted 18 goals in all competitions last season and has already tallied five in six games in 2018/19 while Steven Gerrard did not wait around to hand him the captain’s armband at Rangers.

But despite West Bromwich Albion’s need for a more attacking option on their right flank, the vast majority of supporters had absolutely no interest in using Sam Field as a sweetener, even if the 20-year-old would only be moving to Ibrox on loan.

A dejected Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion makes a bowing

The Guardian (live blog, 11.11am) reported that the highly-rated Field could be used as bait in West Brom’s attempts to convince Rangers to cash in on Tavernier. TEAMtalk claimed that they had offered £3 million but the Gers were demanding £7 million.

But, in the eyes of many Baggies fans, Field needs to be given a run in the starting XI this season rather than farmed out elsewhere. The England U20 international is arguably the most talented youngster to come through West Brom’s academy in the last decade.

In fact, former manager Tony Pulis told the BBC West Midlands in 2017 that Field "technically, (is) as good and as gifted as any footballer I've seen at that age.”

Pulis has been in the game for 25 years.

Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion and Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium on January 31,...

Rangers can still make a move to sign Field on loan, with the Scottish window open until the end of August, but West Brom fans have made their view clear.

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