Liverpool have confirmed the sale of Ben Davies to Rangers, with the centre-back departing Anfield without having played a competitive game for the club.
Despite arriving from Preston amid a centre-back crisis, Davies was never called upon by Jurgen Klopp.
Signed during the winter transfer window of 2021, the Englishman appeared a shrewd acquisition due to his cultured play and experience in the Championship, but the manager preferred loanee Ozan Kabak.
Two brief outings during last pre-season later and the 26-year-old was loaned to Sheffield United, before being left out entirely this summer.
Liverpool allowed Davies to pursue other avenues and this has resulted in a £4 million transfer to Rangers, which the two clubs have now confirmed.
Davies heads to Glasgow following Ajax’s £20 million offer for Rangers defender Calvin Bassey, the Scottish club identifying him as a cut-price replacement.
The move should be a positive one for Davies, who has been blighted by injury and personal issues over the past year, and heading to Ibrox should offer a pathway to regular first-team football again.
Liverpool paid Preston just £500,000 up front when Davies swapped Deepdale for Anfield, with the £1.1 million add-ons factored into the deal unlikely to have been achieved.
Sheffield United themselves paid £500,000 to take him on loan last season, which means the club made a £4 million profit on a player who never featured for the senior side.
However, £800,000 of that will be paid to Preston due to a 20 percent sell-on clause.
Good luck in Glasgow, Ben!