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January the perfect time for Southampton and Davis to part ways

January the perfect time for Southampton and Davis to part ways

With Mario Lemina and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg occupying the central midfield roles at Southampton, game time has been limited for Steven Davis who could now leave St. Mary’s in January.

The 33-year-old has been a loyal servant for the Saints having arrived at the club back in the summer of 2012, but his time in the south coast now looks to be coming to an end with a return to former side Rangers said to be on the cards.

The Breakdown

According to the Scottish Daily Express (via HITC), Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is looking to bring Davis back to Ibrox as he attempts to bolster his squad with the club currently fighting on all fronts.

And it is a transfer that would probably be in the best interests of all parties. Davis is unlikely to oust either one of Lemina or Hojbjerg out of Mark Hughes’ starting XI while Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong are also other present midfield options making competition fierce.

Therefore, Davis should start looking for minutes elsewhere with a Rangers homecoming more than ideal.

The Northern Ireland international’s ability to play in midfield and attacking midfield and overall experience could prove to be very useful for Rangers down the line.

As for Southampton, they are more than capable of getting by without the ex-Aston Villa man considering what Hughes has at his disposal.

A move away from St. Mary’s in January is definitely something for both Southampton and Davis to think about.

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