Rangers' James Tavernier tops one statistic; shows £8m simply isn't enough

Steven Gerrard, head coach of FC Rangers celebrates after the 2nd Leg football match between NK Maribor and Rangers FC in 3rd Qualifying Round of UEFA Europa League 2018

Ibrox captain James Tavernier has been one of Rangers' top performers in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Captain, James Tavernier of Rangers gives his team instructions during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

For all those who doubt the worth of James Tavernier to Rangers, consider this: he has set up more attempts at goal in the Scottish Premiership this season than any other player according to the Scotsman.

The rampaging right-back has enjoyed another fine season at Ibrox and, while there will always be those who question his defensive ability, his creative output cannot be argued against.

 

The Scotsman have claimed that 62 of Rangers’ shots this season have come from passes or crosses from their influential captain. Scott Arfied is second on the list with a measly 20.

In total, Tavernier has scored or assisted 18 Scottish Premiership goals this season too, managing nine apiece in 25 games with Rangers pushing Celtic hard for their first league title since the 2011/12 campaign.

James Tavernier of Rangers celebrates after he scores a penalty during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Interestingly, Celtic’s Callum McGregor has produced the second most assists-to-shots in the Scottish Premiership in 2018/19 but his tally of 41 is well below the standards set by the former Newcastle United youngster Tavernier.

According to the Express, Rangers value Tavernier at £8 million but these stats show that he is simply priceless.

James Tavernier of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom.

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