Rumour Mill-Ripe Old Kevin Davies?
Burnley could be struggling to retain the services of three of their key strikers namely Charlie Austin, Martin Paterson and Danny Ings so it looks pretty clear we are going to need to find replacements in that department before the new season kicks-off.
So who could be on the shortlist and who might we be able to attract? The Sunday tabloids believe one such target could be 36 year old, England international striker, Kevin Davies. Davies was released by Bolton this summer following the announcement back in March that he would not be offered a new deal. He did not play another game after the announcement and is now looking for another club.
Sean Dyche knows Davies pretty well and back in the 1990's they both played alongside each other for Chesterfield. Davies eventually left to have his first spell at Southampton signing for the Saints in May 1997 for £750,000. In July 1998, he was on the move again this time signing for Blackburn Rovers (Oops!) with Southampton making nearly a ten-fold profit on the amount they paid for him after Rovers forked out £7.5 million. The move did not work out and indeed Blacburn were relegated. In August 1999 he returned to Southampton and also had a spell out on loan to Millwall before being released in the summer of 2003. Bolton mopped up the striker on a free and since that time he has played over 350 games for them, scoring 74 goals.
It would appear quite a few clubs may have their eyes on the veteran striker. It had been thought he might return to his hometown city and play for Sheffield Wednesday but that looks to have fallen through. One other perhaps surprising link was a reported interest by newly promoted Premier League club, Hull City who seem to be in the market for every known striker including our own Charlie Austin and Rovers' Jordan Rhodes.
So is Davies the sort of player we should be bringing to Turf Moor? Are you worried about his age? Could he still deliver at Championship level? Why not let us know and comment beneath this article?