An update has emerged on Rangers gem Steven Davis, regarding his contract situation at Ibrox.
According to The Scottish Sun, the central midfielder is ‘likely’ to put pen to paper on a fresh one-year extension with the club.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will surely be on cloud nine with this news as it is a big boost to the club ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. As it stands, Davis will leave as a free agent at the end of the current season, but this update suggests that he will agree to stay for another year and remain a key member of the first-team squad for the head coach.
The 36-year-old is an influential figure in the Rangers midfield to this day, starting six of the club’s Premiership matches this term. He has averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.99, completing 88% of his passes and winning 1.4 tackles per game.
In the 2020/21 campaign, he averaged an excellent rating of 7.06 as he played in 35 league matches. He completed 89% of his passes and made three tackles and interceptions per game, showing how efficient he is at retaining possession along with winning the ball back for the Gers.
When Davis signed his one-year extension last season, Gerrard hailed him and lauded his professionalism. The 41-year-old said: “Steven embodies professionalism and continues to set the standards required to be a Rangers player. He has been instrumental this year, playing a key role in our league success.
“Ross (Wilson) and I have enjoyed open dialogue with him, and acknowledge how he has handled this contract extension. Steven is low-maintenance and has much more to give our team, not only for the rest of this season but beyond.
“He is a role model to his team mates and continues to strive to be a better version of himself. I am very pleased to have a player with Premier League and international experience on board as we look towards next season.”
This is why the ex-Liverpool man will be left feeling delighted at the prospect of working with Davis for another season at Ibrox.
He can enjoy the midfield gem’s talents for another year and Gerrard will surely continue to select Davis in his XI if the veteran can maintain the levels he has shown in recent seasons in the Premiership.