Now that Newcastle United finally have a new manager, they can start to make moves in the transfer market.
The club has already signed Joelinton from Hoffenheim for a club-record fee, and Steve Bruce is looking for more additions.
One player supposedly on his wish list is Rangers’ captain James Tavernier – the 27-year-old who excelled for Steven Gerrard’s side last year scoring 17 goals and providing a staggering 20 assists.
Tavernier started his career at Newcastle but could never make the breakthrough and by the time he left the club in 2014 he had only made ten senior appearances.
Over that time, though, he has developed into a key player for Rangers and is a favourite with many of the supporters.
There are other clubs said to be interested in bringing him back to the Premier League, but surely, he would want to return to St James’ Park and show Newcastle how much he has improved?
When asked about the situation, Tavernier did not dismiss the rumours but instead insisted he was focused on this season with Rangers.
The report linking Newcastle with Tavernier claimed it would take a bid of £8m to bring him back to Tyneside.
That is nothing in today’s market for a player who is in the form of his life and would be hungry to impress at the club who sold him to Wigan Athletic.
Bruce reportedly has £90m to spend and though attacking players are the main focus – a competent right back to compete with DeAndre Yedlin would be appreciated.
This is because both Javier Manquillo and Jamie Sterry are not at the required standard to play in the Premier League.
In the world of over-inflated fees and ridiculous transfers – Newcastle signing Tavernier for £8m could be an absolute steal.