According to the Belfast Telegraph, Rangers are looking to reunite with three-time Scottish Premier League winner Steven Davis.
The 33-year-old Northern Irishman has been at Southampton since 2012, but has had is playing time reduced this season under manager Mark Hughes. Rangers are looking to take advantage of the player’s discontentment by swooping for a man that won the SPFA Players’ Player of the Year while at Ibrox.
The Glasgow club’s manager Steven Gerrard will be looking to strengthen his squad in the new year, particularly after they crashed out of the Scottish League cup recently, and trail their fierce rivals Celtic by four points in the league.
But what Davis will bring Gerrard may not necessarily be apparent on the pitch, rather it is what he will bring behind closed doors. The 33-year-old provides a wealth of experience to Ibrox, and a huge pedigree. He won everything that a player can win domestically during his last stint with The Gers, and was a Europa League finalist. This experience will be crucial to Gerrard’s team.
The current crop of players under the Liverpool legend show a lot of promise, but are inexperienced in some areas. Davis would be the second oldest player in the squad, behind veteran Allan McGregor (Gareth McAuley is older but is yet to play), and will be able to impart his knowledge and wisdom on and off the pitch with so many players.
Sometimes it is the intangible qualities of a player that prove the most important at a football club, and that will certainly be the case with Davis at Rangers.