Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has confirmed talks have taken place over a permanent move to Ibrox this summer – and the veteran admits that he’d like to extend his stay with the Gers beyond the summer.
Davis’ Southampton contract ends in the summer after a six-month loan spell at Ibrox and the midfielder looks set to replicate his first move to Rangers by spending six months on loan before penning a permanent deal.
Despite wanting to stay, Davis admits he’s been “frustrated” with the lack of impact he’s had since returning to Ibrox but is confident of getting there quickly.
“We’ve spoken and we’ll see what happens between now and the end of the season, then take it from there,” Davis told The Herald.
“I’d like to be here [next season]. I came here to try and win some silverware this season. The cup competitions have gone and now only the league is left with a big gap between us, so it’s going to be difficult. But, of course, we want to bring the good times back.
“I’ve enjoyed being back. I’m a little frustrated about many not making the impact I feel I should be and not getting the game time. But hopefully, with getting three ninety minutes within the last eight days, it will take me a step closer to where I want to be.”
While Steven Gerrard has a wealth of options available in midfield, if Davis can get back to his best then he’d be a massive player for the Gers.
The Northern Irishman showed during the recent international break that he’s still a quality player but it simply hasn’t happened for him since returning to Ibrox.
If the Gers can negotiate a good deal to keep Davis at Ibrox then it would be a no brainer to sign him to a permanent contract.