Rangers Captain James Tavernier Dismisses Saudi Arabia Links

Rangers captain James Tavernier has shut down rumors linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia, insisting his focus remains on helping the Gers achieve their goals this season.

Reports surfaced last week suggesting former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was interested in bringing Tavernier and teammate Connor Goldson to Al-Ettifaq in the summer.

“This isn’t the first time there’s been speculation about Saudi Arabia,” Tavernier said after being nominated for the PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year award. “It’s been flying around for the past year, and now Connor’s name is being mentioned too. But that’s football, there’s always going to be transfer talk.”

Tavernier, who has two years remaining on his contract with Rangers, emphasized his commitment to the club. “The manager has said I’m a big part of his plans, which is obviously good to hear,” he remarked. “My full focus is on Rangers, and my contract is with Rangers.”

The prolific right-back has been a key figure for Rangers this season, scoring an impressive 24 goals and leading the team to League Cup glory. He, along with teammate Jack Butland, is among the four nominees for the Player of the Year award.

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While Rangers are still in the title race despite a recent slump, they face a stern challenge from arch-rivals Celtic, who currently hold a three-point lead with four games remaining. The Gers will also look to secure silverware in the upcoming Scottish Cup final against Celtic.