Southampton legend Ron Davies has passed away at the age of 70 reports BBC News.

The striker scored 153 times for the Saints in a seven year spell on the south coast and is still the club's eighth highest ever league goalscorer.

The Welshman also appeared in 29 internationals, finding the net on nine occasions.

He once scored four goals in a single match against Manchester United in 1969, a performance prompting then United manager Sir Matt Busby to describe him as the "best striker in Europe.”

The centre forward also played for Chester, Luton and Norwich before the

Saints signed him from the Canaries for a then club-record fee of £55,000. He left Southampton in 1973 and signed for local rivals, Portsmouth.

After being at Portsmouth for a year, he joined the club he knocked four past five years earlier as he put pen to paper on a deal to join Manchester United.

After eight substitute appearances for the Red Devils, he joined Millwall. He made three appearances for the south-east London club before calling time on his career.

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