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As Villa reportedly plot Tavernier raid, they've just released his potential Rangers replacement

Glasgow Rangers' midfielder Charles Adam (L) is congratulated by his teammate Alan Hutton (R) during their Champions League group E football match 27 November 2007 at the Gottlieb-Daimler...

Aston Villa reportedly want Rangers star James Tavernier, and they have just released an old Ibrox favourite.

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.

The Mail report Aston Villa are reportedly eyeing a move for Rangers captain James Tavernier.

Tavernier is a key part of Steven Gerrard's side and Rangers would demand a high fee for the right-back.

One argument in favour of Rangers selling Tavernier is that they can pick up a quality replacement for free. One just released by Aston Villa.

 

The Mail report Hutton is one of eight players who has been released by Villa after they won promotion to England's Premier League.

It ends an eight year stint at Villa for Hutton, who has had three spells out on loan, and fought back to establish himself in the team, making more than 30 appearances last season. Villa feel it is time to move on.

Glasgow Rangers' midfielder Charles Adam (L) is congratulated by his teammate Alan Hutton (R) during their Champions League group E football match 27 November 2007 at the Gottlieb-Daimler...

If Rangers did cash in on Tavernier, signing Hutton on a free transfer would be shrewd business from Rangers.

Hutton starred at Ibrox between 2003 and 2008, before making a move to Tottenham.

At 34, he would only be a short term solution for Rangers, but he would be a solid one, and fill the gap left by Tavernier.

Alan Hutton of Glasgow Rangers in action during the Champions League Group E match between VfB Stuttgart and Glasgow Rangers at the Gottlieb Daimler stadium on November 27, 2007 in...

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