Southampton's Steven Davis responds to Celtic transfer rumours, shows allegiance to Rangers

Celtic's Ki Sung-Yeung (R) in action against Rangers' Steven Davis

Former Ibrox star Steven Davis has shown his allegiance to Rangers.

Celtic's Ki Sung-Yeung (R) in action against Rangers' Steven DavisSteven Davis in action for Rangers against Celtic

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has taken to Twitter in order to respond to rumours suggesting he could be on his way to Celtic this summer.

Davis, 31, impressed for Southampton last season with five goals and three assists in the Premier League, whilst also playing a key role in Northern Ireland's qualification for the European Championships.

Northern Ireland's Steven Davis celebrates scoring their first goalNorthern Ireland's Steven Davis celebrates scoring

Fresh off some strong performances at Euro 2016, Davis is preparing for the Premier League season under new Southampton manager Claude Puel, and with a possible diamond formation being used by the Frenchman, midfielder Davis should play an important role.

However, strange rumours materialised on Twitter on Sunday, suggesting that Celtic – managed by Davis' Northern Irish compatriot Brendan Rodgers – were lining up a move to sign Davis if they qualify for the Champions League.

Steven Davis celebrates scoring the first goal for SouthamptonSteven Davis celebrates scoring for Southampton

The rumours are particularly bizarre considering Davis' history with Celtic's Old Firm rivals Rangers, where he settled after spells with Aston Villa and Fulham.

Davis hit 22 goals in 210 games for Rangers before leaving for Southampton upon the club's financial problems in 2012, but he showed his allegiance to the Gers with his response to the Celtic rumours on Sunday evening.

Rangers Steven Davis and Kilmarnock's Dean ShielsSteven Davis in action for Rangers against Kilmarnock

Davis took to Twitter to laugh off any prospect of him joining the Bhoys this summer, remarking that a move to Celtic Park is 'never going to happen'.

Rangers fans will be pleased to see Davis value his time at Ibrox enough to find Celtic rumours hilarious, whilst Bhoys supporters might not be too concerned given that it seemed like just one of many transfer rumours surrounding the club this summer.

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