Here to stay: Rangers close in on a deal to sign Steven Davis on a permanent contract.
SunSport understand that Rangers are close to agreeing a deal to sign Steven Davis on a permanent contract for next season.
The 34-year-old veteran Northern Ireland midfielder has spent half a season on loan at Ibrox since joining from Southampton in January.
Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard, who evidently had a preference for youthful talent, initially only used Davis as a squad player, with the midfield playmaker’s future at the club looking uncertain.
However, SunSport has recently suggested that talks have already taken place over a new deal with an agreement close to being agreed, as Gerrard looks to bolster his options with an experienced player who can shepherd the club’s brightest prospects into stardom. One of whom being Jake Hastie, Scotland’s Young Player of the Year, who Rangers have recently captured on a four-year deal.
As great as it is recruiting Davis – his experience and wealth of knowledge are undeniable – the ex-Premier League man must improve his game if he is to show that Gerrard’s faith in him is justified.
The 34-year-old, who hardly fits the current youth intensive model Gerrard is currently enforcing at Ibrox, will now be under pressure as one of few veterans at the club to perform.
That means a major improvement is required on his pretty average looking three assists in 22 games this season, especially for a side as free-scoring and intensive as Rangers, who will be chasing Celtic again next term.
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