As we alluded to earlier, Rangers will sign Liverpool defender Ben Davies for £4M, making him the latest summer signing following a feverish window which took some time to get going before the activity flowed.
But what of Davies?
We agree with the majority who are, on the face of it, a little underwhelmed by a 26-year old defender who never even played once for Liverpool.
But there are a lot of caveats to this signing.
First off, he was signed by Jurgen Klopp, and he clearly saw enough in the lad to bring him to Liverpool, which is arguably one of the finest five football teams on the planet. That’s not a bad recommendation.
Secondly, he was signed as emergency cover when a glut of injury issues were sustained at Anfield, but he was never first pick and Klopp always preferred other players. That does happen.
Does this make him bad?
Well, a certain Calvin Bassey never played a senior minute in the PL for Leicester, and we’re pretty sure that one worked out not bad, while Joe Aribo hadn’t even got out of League One and thrived for the Famous all the same.
In other words, don’t judge a player based on what he didn’t do, judge him on his CV, and those who speak highly of him.
Think about Tom Lawrence – a Championship player all his career, only ever played 4 matches for Leicester in the PL, and yet most fans excited about his capture and waxing lyrical about him. The same fans considering Davies, who has a similar CV, to be substandard.
In short, we back all the players and support all signings here on Ibrox Noise.
Yes, there are those who don’t light our fires as brightly as others, but we trust Gio and the team to know football better than we do.
As you lot say to us and each other all the time: ‘give him a chance ffs’.