Madjid Bougherra: Maybe next year I will return to Rangers

The former Rangers defender could be set for a return next summer.

Speaking to Al Bawaba, former Rangers defender Majid Bougherra has admitted that an Ibrox return is still possible, but only next summer.

The Algerian international said: “I’ve had no contact with Rangers this summer. I’ve read in the papers that now I can’t finish my career there, but I want to, and I still can. I just have to finish this season [2015/16] with Fujairah and maybe next year I can go to Glasgow. The dream is still alive. I won’t go to Glasgow today but maybe in the future.”

These comments refute what Bougherra said earlier this week, when quoted by Gulf News he admitted that he will start his coaching badges at the end of next season. He currently plays for Al-Fujairah in the UAE, and he recently signed a new deal with the club to keep him there until the summer of 2016.

If Rangers do manage to win promotion to the Premiership this season, a deal for Bougherra will surely be on the cards.

The central defender made 113 appearances for the Light Blues across four seasons, before leaving in August 2011 to move to Qatar. He would certainly add experience and ability to the Rangers squad, and if a deal could be agreed for him next summer, the Gers would be signing a player well suited for the club.

He may be 32-years-old, and nearing the end of his career, but on a short-term deal Bougherra would be a good signing, and next summer could see him return to Ibrox to fulfil his ‘dream’.

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