James Tavernier clarifies future, responds when asked about potential Rangers exit

Rangers right back James Tavernier admits he wants to stay at Ibrox for a while yet.

Rangers defender James Tavernier has told The Sunday Post that he intends to stay at Ibrox, but would have to think about a future move if the club accepted a bid for him.

Tavernier, 24, had struggled to make a lasting impact with Newcastle and Wigan Athletic in England, and following Wigan's relegation to League One, he made the move up to Scotland with Rangers.

Since that move, he has become something of a fan favourite at Ibrox, with a whopping ten goals in 20 games so far, having scored a number of superb free kicks.

Already though, there have been some questions about whether the Bradford-born defender could make a return to English football, even though Rangers are pushing for promotion to the Scottish Premiership this season.

Tavernier has now been asked by The Sunday Post whether he would consider an exit from Rangers - and his response was fairly clear and concise.

The right back stated that whilst he may have a decision to make in the future should a club come in for him, he intends to stay at Rangers for some time yet - specifically until the club have made their return to European action, having enjoying plenty of great nights in continental competitions over the years.

"My ambition is to put this club where it belongs – in the top flight," said Tavernier. "This club also needs to be in Europe and that’s where I want to play for this club. We want to be able to compete with teams from the top leagues. That’s my main ambition in the short term."

"Later down the line, if the club decides to sell me there will be a decision for me to make. At the moment, I’m truly happy at this club. I feel comfortable here. My family has moved up to Glasgow and they’re happy with the city," he added.

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