Tavernier among exit-linked Rangers stars spotted travelling to pre-season camp

RANGERS boss Philippe Clement is taking his players to the Netherlands for a pre-season camp.

And several Ibrox stars who have been heavily linked with a transfer away from the club are part of the travelling party.

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James Tavernier at Glasgow AirportCredit: Kenny Ramsay

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Connor Goldson is also on his way with the Rangers squadCredit: Kenny Ramsay

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Cyriel Dessers is wanted by Greek club PAOKCredit: Kenny Ramsay

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Connor Barron is one of the new faces at Ibrox this seasonCredit: Kenny Ramsay

It’s been a busy summer on the transfer front for Rangers, both in terms of incomings and outgoings.

The Light Blues squad have been spotted at Glasgow Airport as they get ready to ramp up preparations for the new season.

New recruits Jefte, Oscar Cortes and Connor Barron are all among the travelling party.

It’s also been a busy front on the departures front from Ibrox.

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Borna Barisic, John Lundstram and Ryan Jack are among the long serving high profile players who have moved on.

And several other key men have been heavily linked with an exit.

SunSport exclusively revealed last month how uncertainty was growing around the future of captain James Tavernier.

The Gers skipper has been heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabia to link up with his former Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq.

The same move has also been mooted for fellow defensive stalwart Connor Goldson.

But despite that uncertainty swirling around their futures, both players HAVE travelled with the Rangers squad to the Netherlands.

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We also told you late last month how Greek club PAOK were targeting a move for Cyriel Dessers.

Reports out of the country had even claimed the Nigeria international had submitted a transfer request in a bid to force through a move.

However, like Tavernier and Goldson, Dessers IS on the plane to the Netherlands.

So too is Todd Cantwell.

SunSport told you previously how the Gers were willing to listen to offers for the fans’ favourite.

We exclusively revealed earlier this week how the former Norwich man was also being lined up for a big money move to Saudi Arabia.

Cantwell, 26, is being closely monitored by Saudi side Al-Qadsiah, the club James Bisgrove quit his role as Rangers’ chief executive to join.

Much like all the players previously mentioned, however, Cantwell HAS travelled.

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Jefte is among the new signings travellingCredit: Kenny Ramsay

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Todd Cantwell is also heading to the NetherlandsCredit: Kenny Ramsay

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Ben Davies is there tooCredit: Kenny Ramsay

Al-Qadsiah are also understood to be keeping tabs on Tavernier.

Another man being heavily linked with an Ibrox exit is Scott Wright.

Reports in England have suggested a deal to take the winger to Sheffield Wednesday is close.

Owls boss Danny Rohl, however, refused to be drawn on talk surrounding a swoop for Wright when directly asked about the winger.

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Wright has also travelled with the Rangers squad to the pre-season camp.

In a welcome fitness boost, injury-hit striker Danilo has also travelled.

A knee injury sustained against Hearts in December kept the Brazilian out for the rest of the season.

But the former Ajax and Feyenoord frontman is back and raring to for the new campaign.

Rangers will take on one of Danilo’s former clubs – Ajax – in Wezep next Saturday.

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Clement’s men will then return to Scotland for a glamour clash with Manchester United at Murrayfield seven days later.

Rangers need a new striker – but it’s Danilo’s time to shine says Boyd

By KRIS BOYD

RANGERS supporters are desperate for a new No 9 to arrive this summer.

I would be stunned if Philippe Clement hasn’t made that position a priority.

But let’s also not forget about the £5million striker who is already at Ibrox.

Danilo was Michael Beale’s marquee signing this time last year, and arrived with a big reputation.

The Brazilian lists Ajax, FC Twente and Feyenoord on an impressive CV.

He has scored goals in the Dutch top-flight, and came with a hefty transfer fee by Scottish standards.

But sadly we all know what happened next, as injury wrecked his debut season at Gers.

A fractured cheekbone was followed by a knee operation — and Danilo has yet to kick a ball in 2024.

He played just 11 times under Clement and was badly missed in the title run-in.

I believe Rangers DO need to bring in another top-class striker this summer.

But I also wouldn’t be surprised if Danilo goes on to justify the money Gers shelled out on him last year.

Beale viewed him as his No 1 striker, and there is no doubt Clement felt the same way after taking over.

Read Kris Boyd’s exclusive SunSport column in full HERE

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