Southampton plunder Steven Davis from Glasgow Rangers
Steven Davis returned to the Premier League on Friday when signing a three-year deal to join Southampton FC, with the midfielder the latest big name to leave Glasgow Rangers.
July 6th, 2012
The troubled Scottish club have resembled a car boot sale this week and have an uncertain future, with Davis following Steven Naismith in coming south of the border.
Davis was clearly pleased with the move, telling the Southampton official site: “I’m delighted to get everything done and dusted, and I’m looking forward to getting started.
“There was quite a bit of interest in me from other clubs but, after speaking to the chairman and the manager, I saw the level of ambition the club has shown.
“They’ve had a lot of success over the past couple of years to get to this stage, and they don’t want to stand still – they want to keep moving forward, and that was a big thing for me.
“Now I’m just looking forward to getting down, getting to know the boys and getting started.”
Saints manager Nigel Adkins was clearly delighted to land the Northern Ireland captain and feels he will be a big help when it comes to securing Premier League survival.
“It’s very good and I’m very pleased,” he said. “Obviously the work the club has gone and done to make it happen is really promising for the future.
“Steven’s an experienced player – a very talented football player who has played international football, captained his country, captained Rangers, and played in the Premier League, so he’s at a good age and comes with a wealth of experience as well.
“We work very hard behind the scenes and we’re delighted that the football club has managed to secure his services.”