Spurs and Everton among five Prem clubs monitoring Tavernier

James Holland
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Tottenham and Everton are two of five Premier League clubs considering a transfer for Rangers’ James Tavernier, according to reports.

The 29-year-old has been in stunning form this season, scoring ten goals in the league from right back.

He’s become an integral player for the Scottish side but could move south of the border soon, if rumours are to be believed.

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According to the Daily Mail, Tavernier’s impressive form has seen him receive attention from five top flight clubs in England.

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham have been credited with interest in the Englishman. They recently signed Matt Doherty in his position but could use Tavernier further forward as his attacking talents continue to be shown.

Everton are also believed to be interested in signing Tavernier. Boss Carlo Ancelotti can currently rely on Seamus Coleman to play at right back. Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate can also play there, although they tend to be used at centre back.

Coleman is now aged 32, meaning Everton officials might be looking to replace him at some point in the near future.

The other Prem clubs linked with Tavernier are West Ham, Crystal Palace and Newcastle. Given his form this season in Scotland, any team will have to spend big if they want to sign him.

His current boss at Rangers is Steven Gerrard. Speaking recently, the former Liverpool captain heaped praise on his defender: “It’s top level stuff. I have played with some fantastic attacking right backs, Kyle Walker, Glen Johnson, Steve Finnan to name a few. Tavernier is right up there.

“The pleasing thing for me is he is still contributing to the other side of the game. He’s pressing, he’s aggressive, he’s winning his duels, stopping crosses.

“Our clean sheet record, to me, is just as important as James’ other numbers. Where he is right now, he needs to bottle it and stay there for as long as he can because he’s in fantastic form.”

The former Leeds United youngster could finally have earned a big money move to the top flight in his home country.