After being appointed skipper by Steven Gerrard in the summer, the 26-year-old has enjoyed an impressive start to the new campaign, and has been linked with moves to the likes of West Brom.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 18, 2018
However, it seems it was a priority of Gerrard to tie down Tavernier, and the news of his new four-year deal might be considered somewhat surprising given he only signed a three-year deal back in February of this year.
Nevertheless, the announcement on social media this evening has been greeted with glee from Gers fans:
Yassssss!! what a man 💙
— Mark (@_Mark_MMA) September 18, 2018
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) September 18, 2018
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) September 18, 2018
— 🧙♀️ (@TamAgotchiQS) September 18, 2018
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) September 18, 2018
Well deserved skipper! Your the engine that runs the machine,keep up the hard work JT & keep chippin away @_MarcusTavv to hopefully one day join you @ our great club 👍🔴⚪🔵
— Richard Ewings (@EwingsRichard) September 18, 2018
— Joshua Windsash (@JoshWindSash) September 18, 2018
Great news! 🔴⚪🔵🇬🇧
— Ross Whitehead (@onlyoneamoruso) September 18, 2018
— Andrew (@AndrewGibb94) September 18, 2018
— Rhys Gale (@rhysmgale) September 18, 2018
Do you think Rangers are trying to tie Tavernier down and keep him for the long-term, or are they simply trying to protect a potentially valuable asset?
And have you been impressed by the right-back’s start to the season?