Noel Whelan believes Glasgow Rangers will be ‘desperate’ to hold on to Steven Davis beyond the end of this campaign.
Gers will want Davis to stay
As it stands, Davis will be out of contract at the end of this current season (Transfermarkt) – he is 36 years old and the end of his career is fast approaching.
However, speaking to Football Insider, Whelan believes Steven Gerrard and co will want him to stay at Ibrox. He said:
“I think a new deal will be on the table.
“He has more than proved his worth this season and I think it is important that you keep these type of players at the club. You need experience at the club. He has still got loads left in the tank, lots to offer.
“It is very hard sometimes when you are having such a good season to keep the core of your squad together, but I am sure Steven Gerrard will do everything in his power to do that. Even if it is just for one more season because they will be desperate to defend the title.
“We have already seen Rangers delve into the transfer market – he is rebuilding and planning already. Davis is a player they will be desperate to keep.”
Davis is a player with almost unrivaled experience at Ibrox – along with Allan McGregor, he is the only player in the squad to have previously won a trophy with the 54-time Scottish champions. Gerrard will be hoping the rest of the squad join them at the end of this term as they close in on the Premiership title, but even then, Davis will still be very useful for his manager.
Does Davis deserve a new contract?
Comfortable on the ball and with a strong footballing brain, the 124-time Northern Ireland international was compared to Xavi and Iniesta just last year by former manager and current Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino (Sky Sports) – high praise indeed.
The Gers will no doubt want to keep the £18k-a-week earning gem for as long as he is willing to play.
In other news, Gers fans are livid at this club statement.
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