James Tavernier is a back, born on 31 October 1991 in Bradford, England.
In 2001 Tavernier joined the Leeds United academy and became a player of the U11 squad before moving to the U13 team a year later. During seven years James was a trainee of the youth system, where he got the most important and priceless knowledge of the football world. In 2008 Newcastle United took an interest in the back and invited him on a trial, which showed the footballer was really promising and his potential could help him to become a solid professional under the proper guidance. From 2008 till 2009 Tavernier trained in ‘The Magpies’ academy, where the player’s youth career gave way to the senior career.
In the summer 2009 James signed his first professional contract. The back has not made appearances yet, because he is not prepared to the performance at such level, but trainings with the main team do a lot of good to the young English footballer. In 2011 Tavernier was sent on loan to Gateshead, where he took part in 13 matches. The same year he moved to Carlisle United and made 16 appearances there.
After some time the back went on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and spent a part of the season with the club, playing six matches for the temporary team. In January 2012 the footballer was loaned again, this time to Milton Keynes Dons, where James ended his performance in the summer 2012 and returned to his parent Newcastle United.
In the season 2013/2014 Tavernier played at Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United on loan.
In the summer 2014 the player completed a permanent move to Wigan Athletic.
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