James Tavernier hopes Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier joins him at Rangers

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,...

Glasgow Rangers defender James Tavernier hopes that Middlesbrough winger joins him at Ibrox.

James Tavernier of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.James Tavernier of Rangers

Rangers defender James Tavernier has suggested to Rangers TV that he would love his younger brother Marcus Tavernier to join him at Ibrox.

Tavernier has been on the books of Rangers since the summer of 2015 when he moved from Wigan Athletic for a transfer fee reported by The Scottish Sun to be worth £200,000.

The former Newcastle United right-back has established himself as a key figure in the current Rangers team and is one of the best in his position in the Scottish Premiership.

The 26-year-old right-back has suggested that he would love his young brother Marcus Tavernier to join him at Rangers.


Marcus Tavernier has been at Middlesbrough since 2013 and is only 19 years of age.

The English winger has made a handful of first-team appearances for Boro and has a lot of potential.

The youngster made five appearances in the Championship for Middlesbrough last season and has played 44 minutes of football in the division so far this campaign, according to WhoScored.

James Tavernier told Rangers TV when asked who he would like to play alongside at Ibrox: "My brother. Hope so (that he could come to Rangers).”

Dean Lewington of Milton Keynes Dons shakes hands with Marcus Tavernier of Milton Keynes Dons as he is subbed off during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons...

Staying at Rangers

James Tavernier was linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion in the summer transfer window.

According to The Express & Star, West Brom in the Championship in England made an offer of £1.8 million rising to £3m for the right-back, but Rangers turned it down, and it seems that the former Newcastle man will now stay at the Gers.

5th November 2017, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, England; EFL Championship football, Middlesbrough versus Sunderland; Marcus Tavernier of Middlesbrough is hugged by team-mate Martin...

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