Speculation linking Southampton midfielder Steven Davis with a return to Ibrox and former club Rangers has been bubbling on since last summer, probably earlier, but it certainly developed a life of its own once the Northern Ireland international was effectively frozen out by former manager Mark Hughes.
The 33-year-old only had four appearances to his name in all competitions in 2018/19 under Hughes, but he was drafted back into the starting XI by caretaker Kelvin Davis for the Tottenham Hotspur clash, and he was most people’s Man of the Match from the game.
Davis didn’t, however, keep his place for new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first proper game in charge, the defeat to Cardiff City and a number of outlets have now suggested that Hasenhuttl has given the green light to Rangers to make a formal approach next month.
The Scottish Sun were one of many to suggest that Southampton won’t stand in his way if a suitable offer is forthcoming from his former club, which of course, would only be nominal or even a free as he’s out of contract next summer.
The above outlet claim we would be open to a free deal as thanks for his service.
Seems more likely to happen now than ever before, as Hasenhuttl has spoken about having a big squad and wanting to make some changes.