After The Sun reported that Steven Davis was given the green (or blue) light to come back to Glasgow, I’m surprised half of the City wasn’t cartwheeling through the streets.

Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t like signing a Gascoigne, or a Laudrup, or even a big name European star of today.

But it is exactly what Rangers need.

Anyone watching the side over the last few weeks can see it. We need leadership, creativity and balls in that midfield.

The stocky 5ft8 Northern Ireland has all three in abundance.

Saints captain Davis was recalled for the matches with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur last week but is now reportedly free to leave. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

An ex-Rangers captain and someone who’s looked after themselves, he can offer plenty in Scotland. He was a top player when he left back in 2012 and he’s probably a better one now.

Davis knows what it’s all about to play for Rangers

All those years captaining a Premier League side. All that glory he captained Northern Ireland too. He’s a class act, a top player and perhaps most importantly, a bluenose through and through. He won eight trophies here. He has experience battling with Celtic. He’s a big game player.

How anyone could be against this signing baffles me. He’ll be 34 by the season’s end yes, but we need players who can be a success now. Of course the athletic midfielder can be.

Davis is in his seventh season on the South Coast, playing over 200 times for the club. He’s only appeared six times this season. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

He’ll fit right in and, above all else, add ability and experience to our often hopeless midfield.

It’s what we need and I hope Rangers are serious about pushing this one through.

Steven Davis could potentially be the best signing Rangers have made post-2012.

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