Rangers star James Tavernier rules out move to Leeds United

The former Leeds academy player has hopes of settling in Glasgow for years to come.

Leeds United will be looking to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window and already a list of names is beginning to be linked with a move to Elland Road, as is the norm.

One of the more exciting and potentially likely names on that list is James Tavernier.

It was reported by The Scotsman at the end of last month that Leeds United were keen on signing the right wing-back after his excellent start to life with Glasgow Rangers.

Tavernier is a former Leeds United youth talent and Bradford boy who supports The Whites, so a move certainly made sense. Add in the fact that he played under current Leeds boss Steve Evans at Rotherham United and you have got yourself a viable rumour.

However, he has made it clear to The Scotsman today that he will be going nowhere this January:

“My full commitment is to Rangers.

“At this time, I am enjoying my football, my family has moved up here and we are all enjoying the Glasgow experience.

“I just can’t wait to move up and push on with this club. It’s good to put down roots. That was my main aim when I came to Rangers, to put foundations down and settle at a club where I can be for years. This is definitely a club where I can see myself doing that.”

Tavernier has been excellent for Rangers in their hunt for promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

Signed from Wigan Athletic in the summer he has added an attacking dimension to Rangers' game from the full-back position - scoring an impressive 10 goals in 22 appearances for the Ibrox club.

But, for now at least, he will be keeping his exploits north of the border.

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