Preston could rake in £800,000 thanks to Ben Davies sell-on clause as £4m Rangers deal nears
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Preston could rake in £800,000 thanks to Ben Davies sell-on clause as £4m Rangers deal nears

Preston stand to bring in some cash as Liverpool prepare to sell defender Ben Davies to Rangers for around £4million.

North End saw Davies emerge through the ranks all the way up to becoming a first-team star at Deepdale.

Fans will remember Davies playing as a left back and receiving the runaround from Jamal Campbell-Ryce back in 2014.

Come 2017 though, Davies had matured out on loan and made himself a key man under Alex Neil.

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The left-sided centre back role turned out to be perfect for Davies and he thrived there before leaving in 2021.

Liverpool pounced with a bargain deal for Davies in January 2021, taking advantage of his Preston contract running down.

North End did though insert a 20% sell-on clause in to the deal, meaning they will claim a cut of Davies’s next move.

The Glasgow Times now report that Davies is moving closer to a £4million transfer to Rangers.

Davies has never played a competitive game for Liverpool but did spend last season on loan at Sheffield United.

Rangers were seemingly impressed with him there and have now moved to sign him as a replacement for Calvin Bassey.

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Bassey is heading to Ajax for around £23million, so Davies arriving for £4million leaves Rangers with plenty of money in the bank.

If that £4million fee is correct, Preston can now claim 20% of that – and that could bring in around £800,000.

If it’s just a sell-on clause based on profit, then it may be closer to around £600,000.

Either way, that’s a nice financial boost for Preston and may just give Ryan Lowe some more wiggle room in the transfer market as he eyes signings of his own.

Preston will be keeping an eye on Davies’s future and will likely hope to see him make this move in order to take advantage of the sell-on clause.

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