The Steven Davis deal has been one of the talks of the window for Rangers fans. Unfortunately, however, the club look set to be dealt a blow with it.
Rangers have reportedly only been given the green light to secure a loan deal with the Northern Irishman, according to the Mail on Sunday.
The Southampton star was supposed to be allowed to leave for nothing this month. It was apparently due to the six-and-a-half years of good service he’s given the club.

Steven Davis was supposed to be coming to Rangers for free (Alex Broadway/Getty Images)
Yet, Davis is now reportedly keeping his options open for the summer. This means that he’s refusing to commit to Rangers this month and will instead only be coming to Ibrox until the end-of-the-season.
Rangers have every right to feel disappointed by this. Whilst the supporters will be pleased to have at least got their man, a permanent deal was what many were hoping for and expecting.

But instead, it looks as though Davis is only here for six months. It still means that Rangers can use his services in this thrilling bid to halt Celtic’s run of domestic titles, however.

Steven Davis’ future beyond the summer is unclear

Beyond that, however, it’s unclear where Davis’ future lies.
It could be the case that this is being done just to run down Davis’ St Mary’s contract. Rangers can always go back in for the Northern Irishman at the end of the campaign and try to lure him back for free.
A productive six-month spell at Ibrox and surely he’ll consider staying.

A trophy-laden loan spell could sway Davis back (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
This could make winning trophies this season all the more important for Steven Gerrard. If the club could secure the league or a league and cup double, it would surely whet the appetite of Davis.

It’s just a shame for the club that they need to do some more convincing to get him back permanently. This is despite the fact the midfielder had apparently been itching for a return to Glasgow for months.
For now, it looks like supporters are just going to have to enjoy having Davis in there for the short-term. As for a permanent deal? Who knows what it depends on?

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