According to the Belfast Telegraph, Rangers are planning a January swoop for former player Steven Davis.
The Northern Irish midfielder has been with Southampton since leaving Ibrox in 2012, but is growing increasingly fed up with his lack of playing time under Mark Hughes at St Mary’s.
The 33-year-old won every domestic trophy possible during his stint in Glasgow, as well as making the Europa League final, and bagging the SPFA Players’ Player of the Year mantle. He will bring a wealth of experience that may prove crucial to a Rangers team that are on the hunt for silverware again.
However, the message that Rangers would send by making this signing is not necessarily one they want to put forward to the rest of the league. This is a suggestion that The Gers are looking back to their glory days rather than forward. It is more an act of nostalgia rather than anything productive for the club. These club returns rarely end happily for the player or the club, and this just seems like a case of Rangers trying to clutch onto something from their past.
Furthermore, from a more logistical standpoint, manager Steven Gerrard recently said that the club need more quality in the final third of the pitch after their dismal loss to Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup semi-final. Davis would not be the answer to this problem, being more of a defensive midfielder.
Therefore, from both a playing perspective, and the message that it sends out, this is a move that Rangers should desperately try and avoid.