According to a report from the Sunday Mirror (12/08; page 65), Rangers are hoping that they will be able to hand James Tavernier a new contract at Ibrox having managed to keep him away from West Bromwich Albion in the final hours of the English window.
Tavernier has captained the Light Blues for much of the year and has kept the armband following Steven Gerrard's appointment. And his form has vindicated Gerrard's decision. In fact, it is perhaps fair to suggest that the right-back is probably playing his best football right now since he arrived at Ibrox.
The Sunday Mirror reports that West Brom attempted to sign the 26-year-old on deadline day south of the border, with the Baggies ultimately making a £4 million bid for the Englishman. Rangers obviously managed to keep Tavernier in the ranks however.
And it appears that Rangers are hoping to make a statement after holding onto him. The Sunday Mirror (12/08; page 65) reports that the Gers are planning to offer Tavernier a new contract.
Tavernier only signed a new deal with the Scottish Premiership side in February - as reported by the club's official website - so it would undoubtedly be a major statement of intent to get the right-back to extend his deal further, especially following West Brom's bid.
With three goals scored and barely any conceded thus far, Tavernier appears to be in line to enjoy a fantastic year with the Gers. So Rangers agreeing fresh terms with the defender would undoubtedly be one of the best pieces of business during what appears to have been a fantastic summer for the club.