Rangers to make January bid for EPL club captain; reports


As most Rangers fans and their dog now knows, the interest in bringing another of the ‘deserters’ (is that even allowed to be used any more) is intensifying with the number of media reports pertaining to Southampton’s Steven Davis.

A fringe player these days at St Mary’s, press reports suggest Steven Gerrard is seriously interested in the former Ibrox captain, and the 33-year old Northern Ireland international left, like all of them in 2012, under the worst cloud, but was seen differently to his colleagues as Rangers did manage to secure a transfer fee of around £800,000 for his services.

Admittedly, this wasn’t quite the act of selfless altruism on Davis’ part (a lot of fans claim he ‘ensured Rangers got a fee’) as the former Fulham man was only too glad to get away from the trauma at Ibrox and didn’t want the switch to England ‘dragging on’ and to save then-CEO Charles Green taking the situation to court Southampton paid the money and moved on.

However, like the others, he does regret the manner of how it all happened and with Rangers perhaps a little thin in creative midfield (only really Graham Dorrans and Ovie Ejaria are options presently) Davis could well be a useful addition this January.

Out of contract next summer, the ex-captain would probably not cost much if anything at all, and most fans seem keen on his possible return.

If it does materialise, he would be the third returning player, and if information on Steven Naismith is accurate, the latest.

Do you want Rangers to re-sign Steven Davis?

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  1. A no brainer for me,we have to move on from the past and bring him back as he can help to push us on for 55,even at 33 he would destroy them/other teams With his creativity/intelligence when on the ball…..watp helicopter 2005

  2. At 33 pushing 34 how much energy does he have in the tank. That's what his game was all about. I think we've made too many mistakes with older players. Worries me that he can't get a game for a very average Southampton team.

  3. Is there a reason he is not getting game time at Southampton? Could it be his legs have gone at 33, or is his game management not what it was? I don't know. Might just be that they have better options. Shouldn't we be aiming for that.
    I loved Davis when he was at Rangers. But I loved John Greig too and don't want him on the pitch either.

    We need younger options that can be sold on for a profit. We have a youth team full of players and people out on loan. How would Davis coming for at least 18 months help Docherty or any of the others develop?

    Loved him, but we don't need a short term fix, time has passed

  4. I Loved Davis as a Player Previously
    Reminded me almost of a Young Durrant

    Would I Take Him Back Now?
    …Controversially, No I wouldnt as I am in agreement with Rob & SWH

    I think if we took him back, it would stifle a young Midfielder like Docherty.

    We need to look FORWARD not back.

    RTID 🔴⚪⭕

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