By Mike Slater

9th Apr, 2021 | 4:45pm

Derek Ferguson reacts to 'outrageous' James Tavernier signing new Rangers deal

Derek Ferguson has been left delighted with Rangers decision to hand James Tavernier a new contract at Ibrox this week.

The Bears skipper is currently injured but has put pen-to-paper on an additional two years at the club which will see him stay in Glasgow until 2024.

Steven Gerrard shared that Tavernier is two weeks away from action, and Ferguson believes his stats are still “outrageous” regardless of that.

Speaking on the Open Goal show on YouTube this week, Ferguson believes that Tavernier may not stick around until the end of this deal, though.

“It’s a great bit of business,” he said.

“He’s 29-year-old, he’s had a phenomenal season. There would be a few sides down there interested.

“He’s been improving year after year, this season, he’s been outrageous with what he has produced. Ideally, it would be nice for Tavernier to stay for another season or two.”

Outrageous.

Tavernier has been one of the best servants at the club in the past few years, and seeing him lift the Scottish Premiership will be a moment to remember.

The right-back has scored 11 goals and added nine assists, with no other player being involved in more goals in the entire Scottish Premiership this season.

For a right-back to deliver those stats consistently, penalties or not, is phenomenal, and that puts him as one of the best-ever in that position.

Gerrard is clearly a massive fan, who isn’t? This is a smart move and basically means if someone was to come in with an offer, that valuation has risen significantly.

Tavernier is going nowhere.

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