Monday 09 July 2012
Southampton have completed the signing of Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis on a three-year deal.
The Barclays Premier League newcomers have made the midfielder their second summer signing after striker Jay Rodriguez.
The 27-year-old Davis was Rangers captain and also has previous Barclays Premier League experience with Fulham and Aston Villa.
"He's at a good age and comes with a wealth of experience as well"
- Nigel Adkins
Davis said: "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."
Saints boss Nigel Adkins added: "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."