Saints pleased with Davis deal

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Southampton are delighted that experienced midfielder Steven Davis has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2019.

The 31-year-old, who is currently away on international duty with Northern Ireland at Euro 2016, joined the Saints from Rangers in the summer of 2012 and has since helped the South Coast outfit establish themselves as a major force in the Premier League.

In my opinion he would get into any side in the Premier League, any side.Stuart Dallas
And executive director of football Les Reed says the new deal is a major boost for the Saints as they seek to build on their recent successes.

He told the club’s official website: “I am delighted that Steven, another influential leader in the dressing room and on the pitch, has committed his future to Southampton Football Club.

“Southampton fans know only too well how much energy and effort he puts into games and our players know that when needed he will be there to help them.

“Having coached Steven myself both at club and international level, I know only too well how important he is to whichever team he is playing for.”

And Davis also earned high praise from within the Irish camp, with Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas believing that his colleague is among an elite group of players in the Premier League.

He told reporters: “Davo is quality and without doubt one of the best players in the Premier League.

“In my opinion he would get into any side in the Premier League, any side.”

Southampton can be backed at 7/2 to finish in the top six in the Premier League next season, with West Ham priced at 3/1 and Everton 7/2.