By Azeem Siddiqui

23rd Jul, 2022 | 5:40pm

James Tavernier contract extension with Rangers to announce next week

Rangers captain James Tavernier has agreed to a contract extension and the announcement is likely to arrive early next week, according to 90min.

The 30-year-old’s future was uncertain at the club as he entered the final two years of his deals with the Gers.

However, as per the latest report, the contract extension will keep the 30-year-old at the Ibrox Stadium till the summer of 2026.

The Bradford-born star has been a Rangers player since the summer of 2015 when he moved from Wigan Athletic.

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Rangers are coming off the back of a successful campaign and the sense was that they will be able to build on that success.

However, after losing players like Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey, there were doubts whether the Gers will be able to once again produce similar kinds of performances.

If the Rangers want to exceed those expectations next season, they knew that having their captain Tavernier in the squad was a must and the development would definitely going to please the fans.

He is the player that ticks the boxes for both the attacking and the defensive side of things. He is arguably the most important player for Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst right now.

In the 2021-22 season, the Rangers captain scored six goals and provided 12 assists in 31 appearances in the Scottish Premiership.

He had 1.7 shots, pass completion rate of 80%, 2.1 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, and 1.6 clearances per game [Whoscored].

In other Rangers news, the club are under no pressure to sell Glen Kamara this summer.