And if true, this would more than just add technical, international class to the side. A move for Davis sends out a real statement of intent.
It’s the kind of move you make if you want to pounce on 55 this year. It’s not a long term signing. Even if at 33, the midfielder still possesses fight, technical ability and real quality. Not to mention the fitness of someone 5 years his junior. This move goes for the jugular.
He’s a class act. A leader, a battler and a winner. Even if he has only played once in the EPL for Southampton this season.
Southampton’s loss would be Rangers gain
Steven Davis has had a challenging season at St. Mary’s, even if he remains the Club Captain. The Saints currently sit 16th and have struggled to get any sort of rhythm this season.
They have many options in the middle of the park. From Emile Hojberg to Mario Lemina to Oriel Romeu to James Ward Prowse. Even Stuart Armstrong is an option there – once of course of Celtic. It’s pretty competitive and Davis is really the old hen amongst some pretty spring chickens.
But it’s not really working for Southampton at present. The team looks disjointed and finally appears to have fallen victim to the chopping and changing of playing personal season after season. They’re on a teetering bridge at present.
His absence might be one of the reasons they’re struggling. Steven Davis could actually be a strong addition to their first team.
He’d be a lethal one to ours.
Should we bring him home?
Davis’ career seems to have stagnated on the English South Coast and a part of him might be eager for this move. A big part of him. It might breathe fresh life into his career.
For us fans, it’s really a no-brainer. A former captain, a diehard supporter and someone who knows how to get titles over the line. He’s the exact kind of creative, direct talent we’ve missed in midfield. Let’s not act like he’s the second coming, but he’s a very good player and would give us an option we don’t have.
As for when he left, Rangers and Southampton agreed a fee for Davis. He wanted to see the club alright. It broke his heart too.
And now, six years on, he might just be the missing part of the puzzle.
Resigning him would send a very strong message to the rest of the league indeed.
Would you turn down Davis on an 18-month deal?