“It’s my club. I can’t see myself in another shirt” – Former Premier League star happy in League One
Derby County have had one of the busiest week’s in the club’s history.
Following the takeover by local development company Clowes (UK) last Saturday, the former two-time champions of England announced six new signings during the week, as well as youngsters Eiran Cashin and Liam Thompson putting pen to paper over new deals.
On Friday evening the Rams then announced that centre-backs Curtis Davies and Richard Stearman have also signed new deals at the club.
37-year-old Davies originally signed for the club back in 2017, and was voted the Club’s Player of the Season last term. He is a fan favourite and somewhat of a club legend. There is no doubt he would have had a choice of many Championship clubs this summer on a free transfer.
However, the former England under-21 international has decided to stay with Derby County as they look to rebuild.
In a short interview clip published on the club’s official Twitter account, Davies said:
“It’s my club. I can’t see myself in another shirt”
Curtis Davies started his career in the third tier with Luton Town back in 2004, and has played in the top flight with both West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Hull City – the latter as recently as 2017 before departing to Pride Park. In all, he’s made 173 Premier League appearances in his career.
As well as a loan spell at Leicester City, it’s arguable then that Davies has decided to play for the club that has by far and beyond the best stadium atmosphere of all the clubs he has previously played for. Either that, or Derby are paying a substantial wage!
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