James Tavernier Rangers transfer value set but pundit issues warning over replacement

Rangers would be looking for around £3-4million for James Tavernier even if the skipper is happy at Ibrox, according to Cammy Bell.

The former Gers goakeeper was a teammate of the 32-year-old's at Ibrox and insists he is more than settled in Glasgow and would have seen himself seeing out his playing career there. However, Steven Gerrard is reported to be keen on taking his former captain, along with Connor Goldson, to Al-Ettifaq.

Rangers shouldn't expect too many Saudi millions though with Bell urging them to be realistic because of his age. And he reckons his old club will value Tavernier at up to £4m. And despite knowing the 32-year-old is happy where he is, he may just find it an offer that is too hard to turn down.

Bell told Clyde One's Superscoreboard: "James Tavernier is set here in Glasgow. He is happy at Rangers - I know that. He is very happy at Rangers. I think he has seen his career finishing at Rangers - certainly at one point. Whether he still does I am unsure, but these offers do come in. It will be up to the club rather than the player.

"At the end of the day he has two years left, and they will have to offer enough that Rangers see it as a good deal for them. Yes, he is 32 and they are not going to get £10million for him.

"I would think a value of £3-£4million is what they would mark him at. It is going to be up to Rangers - and then if they accept you would have to say the money on offer over there could be life-changing. It might be an offer that he considers and wants to go and see a different part of the world, but I know he is happy at Rangers."

However, the pundit reckons it will be a very difficult challenging if it came to trying to replace Tavernier.

He added: "My big thing is that if you are wanting to move James Tavernier you have to have a replacement. You have to have somebody that is better than James Tavernier coming into the club.

"That is not easy. His numbers are incredible going forward and yes, there are questions defensively but that replacement is not an easy one to find for the manager."