By Graeme Hanna

5th May, 2023 | 8:10am

Michael Beale will consider making loss on player as Rangers transfer news drops

Rangers boss Michael Beale would seriously consider making a loss of a million pounds or more on Ben Davies, if he can be sold in the summer, according to Scott McDermott of the Sunday Mail.

McDermott gave his view on a quick sale after just one season for the defender in Glasgow, in order to generate fresh funds for the upcoming transfer window.

The 27-year old was signed from Liverpool in a deal worth an initial £3million with a further £1m in add-ons [Sky Sports].

McDermott was speaking on the Record Rangers podcast, discussing the back line at Ibrox with his colleagues, Gavin Berry and Andy Newport.

“In terms of Davies, I think he’s done ok but he’s not a commanding centre-back for me, he doesn’t have enough personality to play for Rangers, looking on from the outside,” he stated.

“If a Championship club from England or elsewhere comes in for Davies in the summer and even if Rangers were to make a one million loss or one and a half million, on what they paid for him, I think Michael Beale would seriously consider it to bring funds in for new players because let’s be honest, I don’t think he’s really hit the heights.

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“I don’t think any Rangers fan is thinking let’s go and win the title with Goldson and Davies as your back two.”

Make it happen

Sometimes, transfers just don’t work out and that is the case for Davies and Rangers.

He’s neat and tidy, often composed, and certainly not a bad player, but he doesn’t have the required qualities to be a first-choice starter at Ibrox.

The big games that matter, particularly against Celtic have displayed his lack of aggression or dominance that will prove to be his downfall.

Rangers can’t really afford for £3million players to be on the bench, so the manager should make a sale happen.

The former Sheffield United man is more than capable of playing in the English second-tier for a team with playoff ambitions and that could well be desirable for Davies if, as expected, he isn’t in Beale’s immediate plans.

A good player, approaching his peak, with the varied experience that the central defender has gathered means it should not be a difficult exit, even if Rangers may have to make a loss, as suggested.

In other Rangers news,  the club has shaken hands on a deal to sign this Teddy Sheringham-esque attacker in the summer already.