By Sam Stone

17th Jul, 2022 | 8:07pm

Rangers pay initial £3m for Liverpool defender Ben Davies

Rangers will pay an initial £3million fee for Liverpool defender Ben Davies with the remaining £4million fee made up of achievable add-ons based on team performance and games played according to Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old defender joined Liverpool from Preston for £500,000 in January 2021 but has never made an appearance for the Reds.

Sky Sports revealed on Sunday (17 July) that the Gers have beaten the likes of Middlesbrough and Burnley to the former Preston man’s signature.

Good business

This looks like good business for all parties concerned.

Rangers have got themselves hold of an experienced defender in his prime, who has plenty of Championship pedigree and have replaced the soon-to-be Ajax player Calvin Bassey.

Liverpool could end up making £3.5million on a player that has never played for them and Davies gets to play regular first-team football.

His transfer to Liverpool was a strange move for all concerned but it has ultimately been the springboard for the 26-year-old to get a move to a club like Rangers.

The pace at which Rangers have moved to finalise their deal for the defender is impressive and shows there is plenty of planning going on behind the scenes at Ibrox in case their most valuable assets leave the club.

Davies will be an excellent long-term addition for the Gers and will soften the blow of losing Bassey to the Dutch giants.

The Ibrox faithful will be hoping for their transfer business to continue like it has done in recent weeks with plenty of new faces coming through the door.

In other Rangers news, Celtic and the Gers are at loggerheads over a record-breaking SPFL midfielder and a bid for him has already been tabled.