Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has confirmed talks have taken place over a permanent move to Ibrox this summer – and the veteran admits that he’d like to extend his stay with the Gers beyond the summer.

Davis’ Southampton contract ends in the summer after a six-month loan spell at Ibrox and the midfielder looks set to replicate his first move to Rangers by spending six months on loan before penning a permanent deal.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Steven Davis of Rangers takes a look around the stadium prior to the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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Despite wanting to stay, Davis admits he’s been “frustrated” with the lack of impact he’s had since returning to Ibrox but is confident of getting there quickly.

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“We’ve spoken and we’ll see what happens between now and the end of the season, then take it from there,” Davis told The Herald.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 08: Steven Davis of Rangers arrives ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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“I’d like to be here [next season]. I came here to try and win some silverware this season. The cup competitions have gone and now only the league is left with a big gap between us, so it’s going to be difficult. But, of course, we want to bring the good times back.

 

“I’ve enjoyed being back. I’m a little frustrated about many not making the impact I feel I should be and not getting the game time. But hopefully, with getting three ninety minutes within the last eight days, it will take me a step closer to where I want to be.”

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While Steven Gerrard has a wealth of options available in midfield, if Davis can get back to his best then he’d be a massive player for the Gers.

21st March 2019, Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland; UEFA European Championships Qualification football, Northern Ireland versus Estonia; Northern Ireland's Steven Davis pushes forward

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The Northern Irishman showed during the recent international break that he’s still a quality player but it simply hasn’t happened for him since returning to Ibrox.

If the Gers can negotiate a good deal to keep Davis at Ibrox then it would be a no brainer to sign him to a permanent contract.

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