Former Premier League midfielder Simon Davies has joined Welsh Sunday league club Solva on a deal that sees him pay £3 per match. Wales Online reported the story that the ex-Wales captain will now be paying his subs instead of earning the £30,000-a-week he used to be on!
Simon Davies began his career with Peterborough United in Division Three but after impressing for The Posh, Tottenham Hotspur boss, George Graham, paid £700,000 to bring him to the Premier League. After making his debut in April 2000 he would play another 121 Premier League matches for the club. In May 2005, Everton paid £4m for his services and brought him to Goodison Park where he made 53 games in all competitions before moving on to Fulham in January 2007. In 6 and a half seasons at the club he made 137 Premier League appearances, usually out on the wing, scoring 13 goals.
The Welsh international played 58 times between 2001-2010 and even captained the side that contained Gary Speed, Ryan Giggs and Robbie Savage. However, now he will be captained by his brother Chris who encouraged him to join the Pembrokeshire League Division 2 side.
The club secretary of Solva AFC Tracey Cole had this to say about the deal: “It’s a big signing for the club. I’ve already told him I’m not paying him – he’s going to have to pay subs like everyone else. He seems keen and hopefully he’ll be available for a few matches.”
(Picture: Wales Online)
By Gareth Thomas | September 11th, 2014