Davies happy to stay
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Curtis Davies is happy to still be a West Bromwich Albion player.
West Bromwich Albion centre back Curtis Davies says he was happy to commit his future to the Black Country club.
The 21-year-old was strongly linked with a move away from The Hawthorns following the club's relegation from The Premiership last season.
The former Luton Town defender was the subject of an £8.5 million bid from Wigan Athletic, while North London giants Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were both mentioned consistently with the youngster.
Despite the interest, Davies penned a new Baggies contract that keeps him at the club until 2010, with the player more than happy to remain at West Brom.
"Everyone wants to play in The Premiership," Davies told Sky Sports News.
"Obviously, the clubs coming in - I don't know which clubs exactly - made bids in the end.
"But at the end of the day, the club weren't accepting any of the bids that they put out.
"It just shows how highly the club rate me, if they want a lot of money for me.
"Teams like Arsenal, people obviously want to play for those teams, but these things happen and I'm happy to just get on with it and get promoted with this club.
"It's more a weight off my shoulders because the speculation has been going on and I've just wanted to try and get on with my football."
Despite just one season with Bryan Robson's side, Davies has been named club captain by the former Middlesbrough boss for the coming season.
The defender was delighted to be handed a major responsibility by the former England international.
"I'm very proud (to be captain)," Davies added.
"When you look at the squad we've got here, we've got people that have been captains at other clubs - people like Nigel Quashie, Paul Robinson and Steve Watson.
"It's just a very big achievement for me to be captaining those sort of players."