Davis signs long-term contract to stay at Southampton

Mark Scott
Steven Davis: Signs new three-year deal

Steven Davis: Signs new three-year deal

Southampton have announced midfielder Steven Davis has committed his future to the Saints by signing a new three-year deal at St Mary’s.

The 31-year-old, who is currently captaining Northern Ireland at Euro 2016, has been with the Saints since 2012 and made 155 appearances for them to date, scoring 11 goals.

It will come as welcome news to Saints fans, after fellow midfielder Victor Wanyama appeared to say ‘goodbye’ to the south-coast club.

Southampton executive director of football Les Reed said in a statement: “I am delighted that Steven, another influential leader in the dressing room and on the pitch, has committed his future to Southampton football club.

“He is leading Northern Ireland’s campaign at Euro 2016 and representing his country and our club as a true ambassador.

“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.

“I am sure players and fans will be delighted with this news, as he joins (defender) Virgil (van Dijk), Prowsey (midfielder James Ward-Prowse) and (goalkeeper) Fraser (Forster) in extending his commitment to the club.”