Date: 1st January 2019 at 7:10am
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It was being reported on Monday that Rangers were now closer to securing a deal that would see former player Steven Davis return to Ibrox from Southampton.

The 33-year-old made the reverse trip back in 2012 and the speculation has been rife for a number of months now that manager Steven Gerrard wanted the Northern Ireland international back to bolster our midfield given the quality on the ball and the leadership and experience he would add.

Davis is obviously no stranger to Scotland given his years with us and he has plenty left to offer as there are a number of Southampton fans who wished he’d had greater game time given their struggles this year.

Sky Sports suggest that the stumbling block is wages but Davis will know he’ll have to take a pay cut, and the suggestion is that if we can agree terms with the player, in effect Southampton will let him move on a free transfer in recognition of his efforts for them as it would undoubtedly help the deal go through.

With Gerrard already talking about his frustration at the wage bill that’s used on players not in his plans, a few departures would certainly help us on this front as well.