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Tavernier ‘delighted’ to sign new Rangers contract

Rangers captain James Tavernier has said that he is delighted to have extended his stay with the Scottish giants.

The former Newcastle United full-back moved to Ibrox from Wigan back in 2015, where he made an instant impression, before being made captain by new Gers boss, Steven Gerrard, earlier this summer.

He netted his 25th goal for the club this weekend in Rangers‘ 4-0 win over Dundee, and has now announced that he has extended his contract with the Glasgow club until 2022, despite reported interest from clubs in England, with Premier League side Brighton, and Championship side West Brom thought to be interested in the 26-year-old.

“There was a bit of interest, but I was focused on working with the gaffer,” the right-back told Rangers TV.

“I am delighted to go through the window and still be a Rangers player and I am absolutely buzzing with it.

“I’ve always seen this as the place for me to play football.

“Rangers have always been great for me for giving me the foundation to start playing again and to start my career over again, and I will always hold that closely.”

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