Rangers Eye Ben Johnson as Potential Long-Term Replacement for James Tavernier

Rangers are reportedly keen on signing former West Ham United defender Ben Johnson as a long-term replacement for their captain, James Tavernier.

According to online source The 4th Official, Johnson, who is out of contract at West Ham this summer, has attracted interest from Ibrox.

Rangers captain Tavernier has been linked with a move away from the club, with manager Philippe Clement reportedly planning a squad overhaul during the transfer window.

The 24-year-old Johnson became a free agent after rejecting contract offers from West Ham. Clement has already wasted no time in bolstering his squad this summer, signing Brazilian left-back Jefte last week.

Defense appears to be a priority for Clement, with Johnson reportedly being his top target at right-back.

Several pundits believe Tavernier’s time at Rangers could be coming to an end after nearly a decade with the club, while others suggest Dujon Sterling should be given the first opportunity as starting right-back next season.