Rangers have recently been linked with a summer move to Middlesbrough Djed Spence and if he were to join Steven Gerrard’s side before next season it could be a repeat of the deal that saw James Tavernier move to Ibrox in 2015 .
ESPN say Rangers are interested in the young right-back ahead of the summer transfer window, Everton and Wolves are also said to be excited.
Despite being relatively inexperienced, having only made 65 appearances in his Middlesbrough career so far, former youngster Fulham is clearly well-thought-out at club Teesside and would not be a regular at a Championship club. ‘he didn’t have much. talented.
The 20-year-old defender has recently received a lot of praise from Boro boss Neil Warnock, and given his vast experience in the game, Ross Wilson would do well to take what he says seriously and trying to get Spence to Ibrox this summer.
Could Spence get as good as Tav?
The director said last year that:
“If you look at one or two of the full-backs around – Liverpool guy Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester United boy from Palace (Aaron Wan-Bissaka) – they’re all the same type as Djed.
“He has tremendous abilities, and when you have such abilities, it’s criminal if you don’t make it to the top. But like I told him in the first two weeks, he’ll only have to blame himself if he doesn’t make it to the top.
“He’s got quite a few things to polish up to the minute, and I’m sure he’ll give it a try. He is a very good coach and he works hard.
Spence has continued to be a regular at Middlesbrough this season, making 37 appearances in total in England’s second tier.
If he joined Rangers this summer, there would be a lot of similarities to the deal that saw Tavernier join Wigan Athletic six years ago.
After all, Tavernier failed to score at Premier League club Newcastle United and made a name for himself in the lower leagues, enjoying spells with Wigan, Bristol City and Rotherham United.
Although he gave a brief glimpse of his attacking potential, especially in the 2013/14 season where he had five goals and five assists for Rotherham, it wasn’t until he arrived at Rangers that his attacking play took off. reached a new level.
Certainly, Spence seems to have a bright future in the game, and there’s no reason he couldn’t become a Tavernier-quality player if he joined Gerrard’s team this summer.
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