By Joe Ellis

9th Jan, 2023 | 7:10pm

Tom Davies talks yet to occur between Everton and Rangers as transfer hinted

Everton are yet to hold talks with Scottish Premiership side Rangers over the future of midfielder Tom Davies, according to the Daily Record.

The 24-year-old is admired by Light Blues boss Michael Beale who could not deny interest in signing him in January with his contract set to end in the summer.

Rangers, though, are yet to engage in talks with the Toffees to sign Davies this month, either on loan or in a permanent transfer, but they could still make a move.

“Tom Davies, he used to kick my Liverpool Under 23s team all around the place,” Beale said to the media. “There’s a bit of John Lundstram about him. But again, two really good players.”

Davies has been a fringe player for Frank Lampard this season with only 10 appearances in all competitions for Everton, most of which have come from the bench at Goodison Park.

Let him go

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The injury to Alex Iwobi might worry Lampard somewhat but he should have plenty of talent available to him at Finch Farm to be able to cope without needing to get Davies into the starting lineup.

Isaac Price has been waiting for a chance to shine for a while now and this could be it although James Garner and Abdoulaye Doucoure may block his path to the first team.

Whether they do or not, Davies is not likely to be a key figure for the Toffees this season and with his contract on the way out in the summer, this is the last chance the club will have to get a transfer fee for him.

At the very least, there can be no harm in opening talks with the Scottish Premiership side and letting him explore that possibility too and then deliberating whether a move makes sense for all parties at this moment in time.